ANN ARBOR (January 13, 2013, 11:06 pm) – A fire at a 6 unit apartment building at 1310 Packard in Ann Arbor sent 6 people to the hospital, all in stable condition, according to a report from Michigan Daily reporter Sam Gringlas who is on the scene and who spoke with Huron Valley Ambulance spokeswoman Joyce Williams. A photograph from the reporter shows smoke billowing out of a window.
At 9:13 p.m. the fire was reportedly "fully involved", and fire dispatch (monitored via scanner) called for mutual aid assistance. Units from multiple neighboring jurisdictions including Pittsfield Township and Ypsilanti Township came to the scene.
Packard is blocked between Wells and Brooklyn, and motorists should seek alternative routes.
The building was listed for sale, with an asking price of $550,000, on CommercialIQ.
The building is owned by The High-way Company Interational LLC, Bashar J Abdulsattar as registered agent.
For further information, see a more complete story from the Michigan Daily, which has filed their report at of 1:10 a.m.
A 10:45 p.m. story from the AnnArbor.com has a photograph. A 10:28 p.m. story from the Detroit Free Press quotes a police spokesman that 4 people were injured, including 3 police offices.
This is preliminary information subject to confirmation.
UPDATE Monday January 14, 2013: A follow-on story from AnnArbor.com quotes city housing official Ralph Welton and notes that the apartment units had been in violation of fire-related rental ordinances and were operating without a certificate of occupancy.
UPDATE Monday 1/14 3:45 pm. A copy of the latest inspection record, downloaded from the city eTrakit system, is excerpted below noting multiple violations including missing smoke detectors.
UPDATE Monday 1/14 7:50 pm. In March 2011 the building was posted as "uninhabitable" because of housing code violations, per eTrakit.