UPDATE 11/21/23 6 p.m.
MT. PLEASANT — Some Central Michigan University students are temporarily displaced after an apartment fire early Tuesday morning.
Mount Pleasant Fire Chief Doug Lobsinger said they received a call a little after 1 a.m. Tuesday for a dryer fire at a multi unit complex on Appian Way.
When firefighters arrived smoke was coming from a second story window.
The fire chief said the fire was under control in about 20 minutes. It had destroyed the bathroom-laundry area and the apartment had sustained heavy smoke damage.
Lobsinger said it could have been much worse as three of the four occupants were asleep when the fire started.
“They had working smoke alarms that were able to alert them before the fire grew too big. This is a three story apartment complex. So it would have been a huge loss. Multiple people would have been displaced if that fire would have gotten out of control. And again, that early alerting of the fire is what was able to get the fire department there quickly and get the tenants out before the fire grew out of control,” said Lobsinger.
No one was injured in the fire. The apartment complex is putting the students up in another apartment.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation
11/21/23 8:45 a.m.
MT. PLEASANT — Firefighters say everyone got out safely after an apartment fire early Tuesday morning.
The Mt. Pleasant Fire Department was dispatched to the fire on Appian Way around 1 a.m. Firefighters say a multi-unit apartment building had smoke coming from a second story window. They located the fire in the bathroom/laundry room and put it out.
Firefighters say every in the apartment got out with no injuries. There was heavy smoke and fire damage to the room.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.