Kalamazoo Fire

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By Joe LaFurgey

KALAMAZOO, Mich (WOOD) — Eight people were trapped inside a burning Kalamazoo apartment building early Friday, necessitating a dramatic rescue. The second floor of the apartment building in the 1300 block of Portage Road caught on fire around 12:30 a.m. The fire quickly spread to the third floor. Marreishah Young and her daughters, 10-year-old Teneighah and 8-year-old Tiyahna were sleeping at the time. Teneighah heard pounding at their door.

“I was yelling trying to wake my mom up. Then my mom woke up. And she opened the door, and we were barefoot, and the firemen…we were trying to go back and the firemen we’re like pulling us out of the house,” Teneighhah said.

“The room was full of smoke. And then once they opened the door and we got out in the hallway, it was like…I couldn’t breath, ” said her [click to continue…]

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