Cadaver dogs to search burned Detroit building

A large fire at a three-story apartment building on Detroit's west side (photo courtesy WDIV; March 5, 2014).
A large fire at a three-story apartment building on Detroit's west side (photo courtesy WDIV; March 5, 2014).

DETROIT (AP) — Arson investigators and cadaver dogs are expected to sift through the charred remains of a Detroit apartment building destroyed by an early morning fire.

Fire officials say no deaths have been reported, but the dogs are on standby because some residents still haven’t been found by Wednesday afternoon.

The fast-moving blaze at the Jason Manor Apartments on the west side was reported about 6 a.m. Some adults and children were forced to leap to safety from second- and third-story windows.

Fire Commissioner Jonathan Jackson says at least four people were taken to hospitals and several others were treated for minor injuries.

Police also are investigating any connections between the fire and a woman’s report that she was sexually assaulted earlier Wednesday morning in an apartment in the building.

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