It appears the fire may have started in a vacant five-story apartment building and spread to nearby homes, which are also apparently vacant.
A 61-year-old woman is dead and several other people are homeless after fire in Southfield.
One person was injured in an apartment building fire on Detroit’s east side Tuesday morning.
The blaze broke out early the morning at the Franklin Square Apartment complex on 5 Mile near Middlebelt..
“I was told everything — the whole building — was destroyed; everything is gone,” one resident said.
Investigators say the woman had been threatened by a former tenant of the complex, on South Marshall in Pontiac.
Firefighters in Madison Heights relied on the aid of seven surrounding fire departments to help extinguish an overnight blaze at an apartment complex.
Detroit fire and police are on the scene of the blaze at the Parkstone apartments on Van Dyke near Jefferson.
Officials have identified the resident of a senior citizens apartment complex in southeast Michigan who was found dead following a fire on the seventh floor of the building.
A Detroit man has been sentenced to prison for a fire that forced multiple residents of a city apartment building to jump to safety.