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Fire Strikes Lansing Condo Complex

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Six people living among four units are homeless after an early morning fire in Lansing.

The fire destroyed one condo and damaged a second unit along the 3900 block of Hunters Ridge Drive--that's on the city's southwest side. Officials say the roof and basement collapsed.

While fighting the flames, firefighters had to let the fire burn after they discovered a gas leak inside. Once Consumers Energy crews arrived on scene, they located the gas main that feeds the unit. A spokesperson says it took them 19 minutes to shut off the gas.

No one was hurt and firefighters do not consider the fire suspicious. Officials are still working to determine whether the fire or the gas leak came first.

Residents who lived in nearby buildings were originally asked to evacuate, but are now back in their homes.

The Red Cross is helping the residents, including a 61-year-old woman and her grown son, who were in the building when the fire broke out. They managed to escape.

If you'd like to donate to the Red Cross, visit their website or call 517-702-3325.

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