Fire forces people to flee Detroit apartment building

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 5, 2014 at 10:31 a.m.



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DETROIT (AP) — A fire has gutted an apartment complex on Detroit's west side, forcing dozens of people out of their homes. Many of them jumped from windows on the second and third floors.

There are no reports of deaths from the fire, which broke out at around 6 a.m. today. At least four people were taken to hospitals for treatment, while others were treated for minor injuries at the scene.

Firefighters say they rescued about 25 people, who were given shelter in a bus before being taken to a nearby church.

Police had been called to the building a few hours earlier to deal with a disturbance at a party. They're investigating whether that was related to the fire.

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APPHOTO MIDTN201: Firefighters battle a large fire at an apartment building in Detroit, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. There were no immediate reports of any deaths caused by the fire at the Jason Manor Apartments, which broke out at about 6 a.m. Four people were taken to hospitals for treatment, Detroit Fire Commissioner Jonathan Jackson said. (AP Photo/Detroit News, David Coates) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT; MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT (5 Mar 2014)

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