Fire damages apartment building near downtown Ann Arbor
A fire caused about $25,000 damage to a three-story apartment on North Main Street in Ann Arbor Monday night.
Ann Arbor firefighters responded to a report of heavy black smoke coming from the building at 532 N. Main St. at 11:22 p.m. and found fire in a third-floor unit. They brought it under control in about 15 minutes but were on the scene for several hours. All five Ann Arbor fire units went to the fire.
The fire was difficult to extinguish because of the small size of stairs and a hallway in the building, firefighters said in a press release.
The building is owned by Avalon Housing, a nonprofit organization that provides housing for low-income residents.
No one was injured. The Washtenaw County Chapter of the American Red Cross found a place for five residents to spend the night, and provided food and clothing to one of them.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.