Fire at Lansing apartment complex prompts evacuation
LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - A fire broke out Monday at an apartment complex in the area of Jolly and Dunckle roads, causing residents to evacuate.
The incident happened at about 5:30 p.m. at an apartment complex on BeauJardin Drive. Smoke was visible coming out of the apartments and alarms could be heard from the street, with residents and their pets evacuating into the parking lot.
According to Battalion Chief Ward Morris-Spidle, the fire was extinguished by a tenant who had a fire-extinguisher on-hand.
“Upon our arrival, the first arriving engine saw smoke coming from the apartment. They went in and determined it was actually residual smoke from a fire which started on the stove,” Morris-Spidle said The occupants were able to extinguish the fire using a fire extinguisher.
Residents of the apartment were able to find another place to stay for the night. Authorities said two people were checked for smoke inhalation, but they did not require hospitalization.
The other tenants were allowed back into their apartments afterward.
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