Posted: Apr 24, 2010 at 10:53 PM [Today]
Ann Arbor firefighters said a pan left burning on a stove filled a basement apartment with smoke tonight on South State Street in the area of Yost Arena. There were no reported injuries.
State Street was blocked off as firefighters extinguished the fire and cleared the apartment of smoke. The street was reopened by 10:30 p.m.
A witness said there were at least five fire trucks at the scene, along with other emergency vehicles.
Authorities have been on alert after a series of apparent arson fires involving parked cars in the campus area in recent weeks.
In addition, a 22-year-old Eastern Michigan University student died and another person was burned in an apartment fire three weeks ago on South State Street. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of that fire and don't know if it was connected to the car fires.