More than a dozen residents are displaced after a Friday evening apartment fire blaze in Troy. It happened on Kirts Boulevard, near I-75 and Livernois.
Troy Fire Department Lt. Tonya Perry said at least 16 units are affected with extensive water damage from efforts to extinguish the blaze. She said the fire started on the second floor and everyone escaped without injury, although a dog was rescued from the flames by police.
Teo Nunez lives just down the block from the building, where he was babysitting three little ones when he heard screaming.
“Some guy just jumps over my fence saying you guys gotta evacuate, the house is burning. So, I look out the window and the whole side, pretty much all that, was on fire,” Nunez said.
Naomi Chojancki also lives nearby. She described the scene shortly after the fire broke out inside a second floor unit.
“We went around back and there was a whole bunch of smoke there and then we saw fire coming out from above,” Chojancki said.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Members from the local American Red Cross are assisting families displaced by the fire.