Firefighters Quell Blaze At Southfield Apartment Complex

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SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) - Firefighters in Southfield have contained a fire that broke out at an apartment complex Tuesday morning.

The fire started some time after 6 a.m. at the Pointe O’Woods apartments on 12 Mile Road, just west of Telegraph.

Reporting live from the scene, WWJ’s Mike Campbell said about two dozen residents clad in pajamas were standing in a grassy median near the street, watching as crews tried to save their homes from the flames.

Karen Lampkin lives in the two-story building that is burning.

“I don’t know, we just woke up from the smoke detectors going off and I woke my two daughters up and about the time we got to the front door, we couldn’t get out of the front door because the smoke, it was too black. We had to go out the bedroom windows, but we made it out,” she said.

Jameer Grey was awakened by other residents evacuating the building.

“I was asleep and I just heard somebody banging on the walls or something, and I woke up and smelled smoke and I ran outside,” he said.

Heavy smoke caused minor traffic issues on Telegraph, but those have since cleared up.

It was not immediately clear what caused the fire.

Stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 and CBSDetroit.com for the latest.

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