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Dozens displaced after fire damages an Ypsilanti apartment building overnight

Residents impacted by the fire can contact the Red Cross at 1-800-RED CROSS for further information and assistance
Posted at 6:42 AM, Feb 07, 2024
and last updated 2024-02-07 12:26:23-05

YPSILANTI, Mich. (WXYZ) — An Ypsilanti apartment building caught fire overnight forcing dozens of residents to be evacuated.

Multiple witnesses say they saw flames shooting through the roof of Arbor One Apartments, a 24-unit, three-story apartment complex located at 773 W. Clark Road in Ypsilanti.

According to witnesses on the scene, the roof of the building eventually caved in.

Everyone made it out safely, but fire officials say residents must now find a new place to live.

“Pretty much everyone in this building is going be displaced,” said Ypsilanti Fire Chief Ken Hobbs.

“Not only do you have the water damage, but the electricity is out for the entire building. So pretty much all the residents are going to be displaced from this building until we can asses the damage and and go from there.”

Volunteers with the American Red Cross "are responding to the immediate needs of residents displaced," The Red Cross said. "We will be setting up a shelter at the Eagle Crest Conference Center in Ypsilanti for those impacted and providing assistance, comfort, and care. Residents impacted by the fire can contact the Red Cross at 1-800-RED CROSS for further information and assistance."