30 people displaced in Adrian apartment blaze
Tue, 04 Jun 2013 09:59:29 GMT —
An early morning apartment fire left at least 30 residents homeless in Adrian, Mich. on Tuesday.
According to Adrian Fire Chief Paul Trinka, eleven engines responded to the fire, located at 146 Main Street, around 3:15 a.m. The third floor sustained the most damage, but the entire building had to be evacuated and is uninhabitable at this time.
No one was hurt in the fire, but one Adrian firefighter was taken to the hospital for a strange heart rhythm. Chief Trinka says the firefighter is expected to be OK.
Authorities believe the blaze started in a kitchen, but the cause is still under investigation.
The American Red Cross is looking for housing for the displaced residents. The Salvation Army is serving as a temporary refuge.
Witnesses at the scene say the apartment building used to be a YMCA and is an iconic building in the community.
To make a donation to help the families affected by the fire, visit www.redcross.org.