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Crews Work To Put Out Residential Complex Fire

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A fire on Lansing's east side forces at least 6 people out of their apartments.

Flames sparked sometime around 4:15 this afternoon on the 800 block of Eureka street.

That's right near sparrow hospital.

Our Nick Perreault explains the fire caught neighbors off guard.

 At first Sarah Diaz didn't think anything of it.

"This neighborhood is known for like burning things so I didn't like pay attention," said Resident Sarah Diaz

That was until she heard something unusual outside her apartment door.

"Like really aggressive knock on the front door and my daughter was like someone was knocking on the door," Diaz said.

That knock was from neighbor Kelly Fountain, who lives one floor below where the Lansing fire department believes the fire started.

"I just went into the back room grabbed my baby, wrapped her up in a blanket, we knocked on doors, got everybody out safely," said Neighbor Kelly Fountain.

The fire charred two units, water and smoke damaged the other six.

"We'll put them in a hotel for the night for sure and go from there as far as there needs go," said Red Cross Volunteer Walt Eifert.

"This isn't the first time that we have looked out for each other so I am very happy that I can count on them in situations like this," Diaz said.

A situation that could have been much worse, if not for neighbors helping neighbors.

"All the things that were damaged, items are replaceable, lives are not," Diaz said.

As of right now, the Lansing Fire department can't estimate the extent of the damage and officials say the cause is still under investigation.

    LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Crews are working to put out a fire inside a large residential building, broken up into several apartments.

It sparked around 4:30p.m. Thursday on the 800 block of Eureka, just west of Sparrow Hospital.

Everyone was able to get out without injury.

Smoke was visible from our tower cams. 6 News has a crew on the scene and will provide updates as they become available.

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