Families forced out of homes after fire erupts at apartment building in Garden City
GARDEN CITY, Mich. – Firefighters from multiple cities spent hours Wednesday night at the Bentley Square Apartments in Garden City after fire broke out in a first floor apartment. Investigators are still working on a cause as 911 callers believed it was electrical and started on a back patio. Firefighters went inside immediately to make sure everyone was out and started an interior attack on the blaze. We had to go defensive because it got inside the walls... and up in the second and third floor,” said Garden City fire Lt. Daniel Neault. “My apartment is completely trashed with smoke damage, water damage and fire damage if it hit there,” said Taylor Sheldon.
Missing puppy found alive in burned Macomb County apartment complex 2 weeks after fire
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. – On Feb. 13, a massive fire destroyed the River North Village Apartment complex in Mount Clemens. Dino Rasera lost everything he owned in the fire. It wasn’t the material possessions he was worried about, it was his 1-year-old chihuahua puppy Marble -- who was nowhere to be found. And I never gave up after that.”Saturday, two weeks after the fire, a man was driving through the complex when he saw Marble on the top floor, peeking out through the wreckage. Despite having lost everything he’s ever owned, Rasera said he feels blessed.
Oakland County apartment fire caused by attempts to melt ice from gutters
Authorities said a Feb. 21, 2021 Bloomfield Township apartment fire was caused by someone attempting to melt ice from the building's gutters. BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Fire crews were dispatched to an apartment building located near the intersection of Squirrel and Westview roads Sunday afternoon. According to authorities, crews with the Auburn Hills, Rochester Hills and city of Rochester fire departments responded to an apartment fire just before 2:30 p.m. According to authorities, the fire was caused by an individual who was attempting to melt ice from frozen gutters on the back of the building. RELATED: Why you don’t want to see icicles hanging from your guttersFurther details were not released.
Video shows residents being rescued from burning apartment in Mount Clemens
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. – Macomb County Sheriff’s Office deputies rushed into the River North Village Apartment in Mount Clemens overnight Sunday to help get people out. As soon as they arrived, people were jumping from windows as fire and heavy smoke covered everything. Eight people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries and dozens of people were displaced by the fire. READ: Tenants jump to escape massive Mount Clemens apartment fireAdREAD: 8 hospitalized, dozens displaced in massive Mount Clemens apartment complex fireIn the lower levels of one Building B -- as the fire engulfed the floors above them and smoke and alarms were going off -- the surroundings inside were dark and getting people to move quickly was hard. You can watch the full report in the video above.
Tenants jump to escape massive Mount Clemens apartment fire
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. – Yellow flames and clouds of smoke filled the sky at River North Village Apartments on Sunday morning. The noise of it all was so loud, it got the attention of several neighbors. Messina also said he saw people jumping out of a window to escape from the fire. Read: 8 hospitalized, dozens displaced in massive Mount Clemens apartment complex fireOne resident of River North Village Apartments said he had only seconds to react. The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the cause of the apartment fire, which is still unknown as of Sunday evening.
Fire damages apartment building on Detroit’s east side
DETROIT – A fire damaged a small apartment building on Detroit’s east side Saturday night. The fire broke out on Pelkey Street, near Gratiot Avenue and Schoenherr Street. According to authorities, all residents -- children, adults and a dog -- made it out safely. The cause of the fire is unknown. The investigation is ongoing.
Fire at apartment on Detroit’s east side hospitalizes multiple senior citizens
DETROIT – Eight senior citizens were sent to the hospital, three in critical condition due to a fire Sunday at the 16-story Parkview Place Apartment building. Thankfully, he was in the right place at the right time. He’s an elder so I do really hope he’s OK,” Lamont said. While two others are in critical condition for smoke inhalation, five more residents were taken in for treatment as a precautionary measure. Some of them aren’t gonna be able to go home tonight,” Lamont concluded.
Apartment undergoing renovations from recent fire in Southfield catches fire
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – No one was injured during a Thursday morning apartment fire in Southfield. Southfield Fire Department chief Johnny Menifee said the building was undergoing renovations and there was a previous fire in the same unit. The fire happened at the Carnegie Park Apartment complex, located near the intersection of 11 Mile and Inkster roads. Multiple fire departments helped battle the three-alarm fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Residents rescued from apartment fire in Detroit’s Midtown
DETROIT – The Detroit Fire Department was on the scene of an apartment fire in Midtown on Monday. Residents were rescued from the apartment. Crews were seen at an apartment building in the 600 block of W. Bethune Avenue around 10:30 a.m.As of 11 a.m. there was no longer smoke or flames in the apartment. Officials said the fire was contained to one apartment within the building. READ: More local news coverage
Multiple fires caused by lightning across Oakland County
OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. Several Oakland County residents were left without a home due to fires started by lightning strikes Saturday night and Sunday morning. Firefighters in Commerce Township and Walled Lake battled a two-alarm fire at condominiums on Addington Drive near Pontiac Trail, around 9 p.m. The American Red Cross helped several tenants of a Rochester Hills apartment on Galloway Court, near Butler Road Sunday. Fire crews reported they were called at about 5:30 a.m. No injuries were reported. Just hours later, firefighters battled a heavy fire at a home in Bloomfield Township, near Wing Lake Road.
Apartment building fire possibly caused by lightning in Rochester Hills, officials say
ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. An apartment building caught fire in Rochester Hills early Sunday morning, possibly after being struck by lightning. (Rochester Hills Fire Department)Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze in about two hours. Officials say one Rochester Hills firefighter was taken to the hospital for exhaustion but is in good condition. The apartment building sustained significant damage in the blaze. Officials say it is possible that lightning had caused the fire.
2 families rescued from New Haven apartment fire
NEW HAVEN, Mich. – Macomb County Sheriff deputies and the New Haven Fire Department rescued two families from a fire at Pinewood Apartments on Thursday morning. Police say at about 5:50 a.m. a deputy patrolling the apartment complex discovered a unit on fire, called for assistance and began helping residents evacuate the building. Police say the family was evacuated safely but suffered from smoke inhalation and was transported to the hospital. One deputy suffered from severe smoke inhalation and the others are being examined, officials said. Macomb County Sheriff Fire Investigators are investigating the cause of the fire.
Crews rescue families from burning apartments in New Haven
NEW HAVEN, Mich. Emergency crews treated several children for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out at a New Haven apartment complex. The first started just before 6 a.m. Thursday at the Pinewood Apartments complex. I woke up and I heard the smoke detectors going off and then I smelled smoke, said Tyler Jaynes. The father was able to get out with three children but was unaware the mother along with other children were still upstairs. The fire itself was put out with 10 gallons of water.One of the deputies was also rushed to a hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.
Crews battle apartment fire on Detroits east side
DETROIT Crews battled an apartment fire on Detroits east side on Wednesday evening. It happened in the are of East Grand Boulevard and Agnes. Officials said the apartment building had 75 units and 15 of them were occupied. Officials aid the fire started in an unoccupied unit. Click here fore more reports
Around 30 people displaced by fire that damaged 16 units at Southfield apartment complex
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Around 30 people were displaced Friday when 16 units were damaged inside a Southfield apartment complex, officials said. The fire started Friday morning in the 20600 block of Kensington Court near I-696 and Evergreen Road. Nobody was injured in the fire, authorities said. Smoke and water damaged 16 units and left around 30 people without a home, according to officials. The cause of the fire is under investigation, but it doesn’t appear to have been suspicious, firefighters said.
Witnesses: Man set fatal Detroit fire after argument about money
DETROIT – A man charged with two counts of murder in connection with an apartment fire that took the lives of a 31-year-old mother and her 4-year-old daughter was in court Friday. Police believe the fire was intentionally set by Dmarco Latham, 24, of Detroit. READ: DPD: Man arrested for allegedly causing fire that killed mother, child in apartment aboveIn court Friday, two witnesses said they heard Latham threaten to light the apartment on fire. Police said Latham had problems with the mother of his children, who lived in the same complex and Milligan and her children. The mother of Latham’s children took the stand Friday.