MI Residents Escape Apartment Fire

Alerted by a fire alarm, two Ypsilanti (MI) families were able to escape from a fire at their apartments yesterday.

The cause of the afternoon fire at Aspen Chase apartments is still under investigation, but a fire official said it's believe to have been caused by an electrical issue involving a box fan in an apartment living room, according to The Ypsilanti Courier (http://bit.ly/1ckBUsl).

Firefighters were able to get the fire under control in about 20-25 minutes. The Ypsilanti Township Fire Department requested a full call back of its off-duty firefighters as well as mutual aid from Ann Arbor, Pittsfield Township, Superior Township, and Ypsilanti firefighters.

There were no injuries to civilians or firefighting personnel.

Read further details about this incident at http://bit.ly/1ckBUsl.

For more on fire alarms, consider Construction Concerns: Fire Alarm System Control Panels, AUTOMATIC FIRE ALARM RESPONSE: "THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF" SYNDROME?, and People in Fires: The Real Story.

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