DETROIT (CBS DETROIT/ AP) — One person has died following a fire at an assisted living facility in Detroit.
It happened around 3:30 a.m. Monday morning according to authorities at St. Joseph’s Manor on the city’s east side, prompting the evacuation of dozens of elderly residents.READ MORE: Detroit Institute Of Arts' "Inside Out" Program Expands To 4 Oakland County Parks
About 50 people were people were evacuated.READ MORE: Multiple Beaches, Including In Oakland County, Closed Due To Bacteria Levels
The fire was quickly extinguished and Detroit police Sgt. Ron Gibson told reporters at the scene that two people were taken to the hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation.
It was reported that the fire was contained to one room at the assisted living facility. Residents were allowed back a few hours later. The cause of the fire is under investigation.MORE NEWS: Detroit Police Officer, Suspect Killed In Shooting On City's West Side
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