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Monday, 28 January 2013 10:57

Apartment complex destroyed by fire in Port Sanilac

(PORT SANILAC) -- Quick action by area firefighters and public safety officials resulted in no injuries during in a 7-alarm fire that broke out early Sunday morning in the hallway of Parkway Place Apartments, located at 7081 Huron Street in Port Sanilac. Port Sanilac Fire Chief Brian Moran says upon arrival, flames were observed shooting through the roof of the complex. Fire crews immediately checked the apartments and were able to get the last 10 of the 17 residents of the complex, out through patio doors to safety. Evacuated residents were taken to a temporary shelter at the Bark Shanty Community Center, and later transferred by Sanilac Transporation buses to the West Park Inn for temporary lodging. The American Red Cross is assisting the displaced residents. The cause of the fire is currently unknown and the Sanilac County Sheriff's Office Fire Investigation Team is investigating. The building is expected to be a total loss. The Port Sanilac Department of Public Safety was assisted by 76 firefighters from Carsonville, Applegate, Sandusky, Lexington, Deckerville, and Croswell Fire Departments.