Rescues in Southfield Apartment Fire

SOUTHFIELD, Michigan β€” Southfield firefighters have used a bucket truck to rescue seven people from a burning nine-story apartment building.

Authorities tell The Detroit News (http://bit.ly/17SHi4z ) that no one was injured in the fire, caused by a cooking accident. Fire battalion Chief Ed Cary says it broke out about 1 a.m. Sunday on the seventh floor of the Providence Tower Apartments.

Authorities say the complex’s water piping system failed, and Southfield turned to help from six neighboring agencies to bring the fire under control.

The fire has left 24 families homeless. The American Red Cross has given shelter to 12 people, and the rest are staying with family and friends.

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