Firefighters battle blaze at apartment building in downtown Milan
Fire crews from around Washtenaw County responded to a fire at an apartment building in downtown Milan around 2 a.m. Wednesday, according to fire officials.
Pittsfield Township Fire Chief Sean Gleason said the building, located in the 200 block of West Main Street, had recently been renovated, which posed structural difficulties for the crews.
"(Firefighters) had a hard time accessing it," Gleason said.
The Pittsfield Township fire crews were on scene for about three to four hours. The extreme heat was also a factor. When it is as hot as Monday night - after temperatures peaked at above 100 degrees during the day - firefighters need to be rotated more often, Gleason said.
"It was just ridiculously hot," he added.
Gleason said there were no injuries.
According to a release from the American Red Cross, eight volunteers from its Washtenaw-Lenawee and Monroe County chapters responded to the fire and assisted 20 individuals with infant supplies, food, clothing and lodging.
Volunteers also provided beverages and snacks for about 105 first responders.
Officials from the Milan Area Fire Department were not immediately available for comment. This story will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.