Residents displaced after apartment fire on N Capitol Avenue in Lansing

Crews are working to put out a fire on N Capitol Avenue in Lansing on Tuesday morning.
Published: Nov. 21, 2023 at 9:21 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 21, 2023 at 5:52 PM EST
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Crews were hard at work trying to put out a fire on N Capitol Avenue in Lansing on Tuesday morning.

Fire crews responded to the scene at the scene at the 800 block of N Capitol Avenue at around 8 a.m. on Nov. 21 and saw smoke coming out of the four-unit apartment complex—two of those units were occupied.

Officials at the scene told News 10 there were no injuries, and it is unclear if the building is a lost cause. The City of Lansing’s Fire Marshal said three residents were displaced from the fire. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire.

The Fire Marshall later said they are “confident” the cause of the fire was accidental and started in a bedroom.

Roads were closed between westbound M-43 and W Madison Street as crews extinguished the fire.

Members of the family related to those who were affected by the fire also set up a GoFundMe with a goal of $10,000.

“House has been red-tagged, it’s been destroyed,” said Lacino Hamilton a family member of the residents. “They have nothing, nowhere to live, no clothes... You know, not just a small fire. So as of right now they just have the clothes on their back.”

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