A fire ravages an apartment building in the canton of Grand Blanc
LARGE WHITE TWP. (WWJ) – Crews are working to determine the cause of an apartment fire Tuesday afternoon in Grand Blanc Township that displaced several people.
The fire started around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Woodfield Fairways in Grand Blanc Township, off I-75 near the Dixie Freeway, south of Flint.
Although no injuries were reported, Grand Blanc Township Fire Chief Bob Burdette said the flames reached the building’s attic and spread to 16 units, according to a WJRT report in Flint. .
Burdette said the units were “significantly damaged” and “management is working with everyone to get them somewhere overnight.”
Firefighters were called from several nearby Genesee County Fire Departments to help fight the blaze.
Crews brought the blaze under control around 5 p.m., but were still extinguishing hot spots hours after the fire started.
Resort resident Lasonji Southall told WJRT it was a chaotic scene as she worked hard to make sure everyone got away.
“My adrenaline just kicked in,” she said, according to WJRT. “I went knocking on everyone’s doors. I went to where the fire was coming from on the third floor and started knocking on the door to see if anyone answered. So I just went from door to door. door, apartment to apartment, just let people know on both sides.”
Crews are still investigating the cause of the fire.