(Photo Credit: WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell)
SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) - Firefighters in Southfield have contained a fire that broke out at an apartment complex Tuesday morning.
The fire started some time after 6 a.m. at the Pointe Oâ€™Woods apartments on 12 Mile Road, just west of Telegraph.
Reporting live from the scene, WWJâ€™s Mike Campbell said about two dozen residents clad in pajamas were standing in a grassy median near the street, watching as crews tried to save their homes from the flames.
Karen Lampkin lives in the two-story building that is burning.
â€śI donâ€™t know, we just woke up from the smoke detectors going off and I woke my two daughters up and about the time we got to the front door, we couldnâ€™t get out of the front door because the smoke, it was too black. We had to go out the bedroom windows, but we made it out,â€ť she said.
Jameer Grey was awakened by other residents evacuating the building.
â€śI was asleep and I just heard somebody banging on the walls or something, and I woke up and smelled smoke and I ran outside,â€ť he said.
Heavy smoke caused minor traffic issues on Telegraph, but those have since cleared up.
It was not immediately clear what caused the fire.
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