Crews say due to the nature of the fire, they’re requesting arson investigators to respond.
Now rebuilt better than new, the Leo Paluch Apartments was the site of a luncheon reunion for Janette Bazinet and other residents.
“I saw babies being thrown from the second floor down… I mean, you do what you’ve got to do to get out.”
The winter weather is so bad, some equipment is nearly frozen solid.
Two firefighters have been sent to Detroit Receiving Hospital for injuries sustained while battling an apartment fire on Detroit’s southwest side Monday.
At least two residents escaped by hanging off of their second floor balconies and dropping to the ground as firefighters arrived on scene.
Fire Chief David Cox Jr. says an arson investigator was called in. The building that caught fire had six occupied apartments and some residents were evacuated by firefighters.
“It was one apartment upstairs on fire, but the wind was blowing really, really hard and it just started traveling down from apartment to apartment.”
Authorities say a 29-year-old man and 10-year-old boy who were upstairs suffered severe smoke inhalation.
At least one person is dead after fire rips through a senior apartment complex in Allen Park.