Saturday, October 1 2022

Detroit firefighters rescued eight people after a fire broke out at an apartment on Detroit’s west side.

The fire occurred Saturday afternoon in an apartment building on Glynn Ct near Lodge Freeway and Chicago Blvd.

“Like the hallway was full of black smoke, so I ran everywhere,” said Kat, a resident of the apartment.

“By the time I got here, everyone was already there. I guess there were old people trapped in the building, and they had to get them.”

Extremely hot weather did not help firefighters.

“The chief immediately called a third fire alarm to get businesses here, so they could perform rescues, get these people out,” Detroit Fire Chief Darrell Freeman said.

In total, firefighters rescued eight people. Two of them had to be taken to a local hospital for treatment.

“My neighbors started knocking on doors, getting the rest of the tenants out, making sure everyone was safe, letting the fire department do what they had to do,” said Deon, another resident. of the appartment.

The fire was limited to one unit, but it is unclear how many additional units were damaged by smoke and water.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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