Fire Destroys Four Michigan Condos


West Bloomfield Township fire officials are working to determine what caused a condominium complex to go up in flames early Monday morning.

West Bloomfield Township Fire Chief Jay Wiseman said the blaze at Cloister on the Lakes started at about 6 a.m.

He said four units were affected, with two being completely destroyed.

“We’ll help to salvage what goods we can, but this will be a complete rebuild here,” he said.

He said one of the destroyed condos had been up for sale.

No injuries were reported.

Resident JoAnn Griffin said she’s grateful that her unit only suffered smoke damage.

“I feel extremely lucky. I am extremely lucky that I can come back into my building, pretty much get rid of the smoke smell and go on life as usual,” she said.

Resident Eleanor Barron said the complex has been around for several years.

“The units are a little aged, too. So, it could be wiring, it could be the furnace. You never know,” she said. “It’s scary. It could happen to anybody. If it happens to your neighbor, it affects you.”

The complex is near Middlebelt and Long Lake roads.

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