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.
Authorities say two people were rescued from second-floor windows after their apartment building went up in flames.
Firefighters are trying to get the upper hand on a large apartment fire on Detroit’s west side.
One woman was rushed to the hospital after an apartment fire, late Friday afternoon.
Early reports indicate that a table caught fire in one of the apartment units.
A 64-year-old man jumped to his death four years ago as flames spread through the Highland Park apartment building.