WARREN, Mich. (WJBK) - A group of people who were trapped in a room when a motel caught fire in Warren have been rescued.
America's Best Value Inn & Suites on Miller Drive caught fire around 3:15 a.m. Tuesday. We're told the fire was outside the door of one of the rooms, trapping five people inside who had been living in the room.
Some police officers happened to be nearby investigating another incident, and were able to get to the motel quickly. They knocked out the windows so the people could get out.
"It was really scary, actually. Just running through my mind, is like, how am I going to get my family out? What can I do to save them? I wasn't even really worried about myself; I was worried about my fiance and my family out of there," says Justin Jackson.
"We woke up to flames coming in through the door. It was scary," says Samantha Guinther. "We didn't think we were going to get out alive."
No one was seriously injured. We're told two people in the room received minor burns to their hands and back. They did not need to be transported to the hospital.
Two rooms at the motel were damaged.
The cause of the fire is under investigation at this time. The people living inside the room said they have been having an issue with a neighbor, and did share that information with police, too.
The motel is located at 7500 Miller Drive, which is near Van Dyke and Chicago Road.