TROY (WWJ) — Fire officials fought for over three hours to control an apartment fire in Troy early Friday morning, where one fire fighter was hurt, but no residents sustained any reported injuries.
The fire started in the kitchen of one of the units around 2:45 a.m. The occupant, an elderly woman, was alerted to the fire by her smoke detector, which allowed her time to notify her neighbor, who then called to report the fire.READ MORE: Fund Pays Back Tax Debt Of 1,600 Detroit Homeowners
Firefighters were dispatched to the Somerset Park Apartments, on Kirts Blvd. between Maple and Big Beaver, off of Crooks Rd. in Troy.READ MORE: Detroit Man Charged In Connection With Son's Fatal Shooting
At least two residents escaped by hanging off of their second floor balconies and dropping to the ground as firefighters arrived on scene. Firefighters completed searches of all eight apartments for any remaining occupants — none were found.
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The Salvation Army will assist with housing for the elderly woman and an undetermined number — less than 8 — of other displaced residents. It is unknown exactly how many were displaced or what their accommodations may be.