ESCANABA, Mich. (WZMQ) – UPDATE 7:01 p.m.
A GoFundMe account has been set up to support the family affected by the apartment fire in Escanaba earlier this month.
To donate to the GoFundme visit here.
One firefighter sustained minor injuries in an apartment fire in Escanaba Monday night. At 5:43pm Escanaba Public Safety Officers were called to the Sand Hill Town Homes apartment complex located at 711 Charlotte Court. Witnesses to the fire reported seeing smoke and flames coming out of a window in the building.
Officers were able to enter the apartment upon arrival to the scene and extinguish the flames, preventing it from spreading to other units in the building. The apartment where the fire started was left with major damage. All of the contents inside the apartment were destroyed.
The origin of fire has been determined as the living room couch with cause being a toddler using a lighter. The fire remains under investigation.