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Posted on Wed, Feb 27, 2013 : 11:28 a.m.

Fire in Ypsilanti home displaces 5 residents

By Kody Klein

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Lt. Scott Maddison said the house was uninhabitable due to fire, smoke and water damage.

Courtney Sacco |

Five people temporarily are without residence due to a house fire at 712 Pearl St., according to Lt. Scott Maddison of the Ypsilanti Fire Department.

The department received the call at 4:23 a.m.

Maddison said the fire started in the basement and spread to the second floor through the void space of the first floor walls.

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Maddison said the fire spread from the basement to the second floor through the void space of the first floor walls.

Courtney Sacco

The fire department reported none of the residents required medical assistance.

"Everybody was out," Maddison said. "Nobody was hurt."

Maddison said the house was split up into three apartments. Although the building wasn't totally destroyed, it is uninhabitable due to fire, smoke, and water damage. No monetary estimate of damages is available.

Fire departments from Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti Township, Pittsfied Township and Superior Township assisted in putting the fire out.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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Molly Jean

Wed, Feb 27, 2013 : 8:26 p.m.

Saw the fire trucks on the walk to the bus this morning. Glad everyone is okay.

ms 2013

Wed, Feb 27, 2013 : 6:45 p.m.

glad al are ok


Wed, Feb 27, 2013 : 5:24 p.m.

Glad no one was hurt. Those older homes have problems to be sure.