Large Fire Guts Building In Downtown Lapeer

By: ap
By: ap

LAPEER, Mich. (AP) -- A large fire in downtown Lapeer's historic business district has gutted a building that includes apartments and led to damage at an adjacent theater.

No injuries were reported following the blaze, which started around 7 p.m. Tuesday about 45 miles northwest of Detroit. Officials say around two dozen people living in the apartments were displaced by the fire. The cause wasn't immediately known.

Assistant fire chief of Lapeer Fire and Rescue James Muxlow tells MLive.com that the fire started in one of the apartments, located above retail space. He said the fire spread quickly, but crews from several departments were able to contain the blaze.

Mayor William Sprague tells the Detroit Free Press the PIX Theatre had smoke and water damage. The Detroit News reports the fire threatened several buildings.


WILX.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
WILX 500 American Road Lansing, MI 48911 517-393-0110
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 231716411 - wilx.com/a?a=231716411