Detroit apartment fire displaces multiple residents ahead of holiday weekend

  • Source: WXYZ-TV ABC 7 Detroit
  • Published: 05/25/2023 05:36 PM

Multiple families are left without their homes to sleep in this holiday weekend after an apartment fire broke out Thursday morning at the Alden Towers in Detroit. It spread through seven units on the 6th floor. Carlee Drouillar was trapped inside her apartment on the floor at 7 a.m. when black smoke began to envelope the building. "My neighbor was yelling down that there was a fire and call 911," said Drouillar. "I open my door to see the issue and the whole hallway was filled with smoke by that point." She told us she closed her door and began to put down wet towels by the door with her roommate. They were standing by an open window when they saw Detroit Firefighters arrive. In regards to the firefighter who saved them and gave them an oxygen mask, Drouillar said, "He was my hero personally, he’s over there, tears in his eye, having water, the smoke on his face."


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