Residents of 6 apartments displaced after fire causes $50,000 in damage
A fire that caused $50,000 in damage to the Lakeshore Apartments in Ypsilanti Township Friday night displaced residents of six apartments, according to fire officials.
Ypsilanti Township Fire Department Lt. Fred Anstead said crews were sent at 9:55 p.m. Friday to the 2400 block of Lakeshore Boulevard for a report of a fire. Anstead said firefighters found smoke coming from the outside of the building when they arrived.
The blaze started because of a mechanical failure in an air conditioning unit, he said. The fire spread in the second and third floors in furnace closets.
Firefighters put out the blaze and eventually left the scene at 12:06 a.m. Saturday after removing the furnace units and knocking down any remaining embers, Anstead said.
Huron Valley Ambulance crews responded to the scene, but no one was injured.
Lakeshore Apartments management assisted the displaced residents in finding new residences, Anstead said. They were moved into different apartments in the complex.
Between the contents of the apartments and the building itself, approximately $50,000 in damage was done.