Small fire at Southfield senior apartment center

- The all-clear has been given after some scary, smoky moments inside a senior living complex in Southfield early Thursday morning.

Fire crews were called around 3:30 a.m. to Highland Towers off Greenfield Road near Interstate 696 because the fire alarms were going off. Many residents saw and smelled smoke.

Firefighters were door to door on all 12 floors trying to wake everyone up and learn where the smoke was coming from.

"We didn't know where the fire came from," says Deborah Taylor-Kiel. "I just smelled the smoke because the doors shut and the fire alarm went off in my apartment where I live, and that's very scary."

Eventually, firefighters learned someone threw something down the trash shoot which started a fire in the trash room.

The sprinkler system was able to put the fire out.

No one was hurt and nobody's individual apartment was damaged, so everyone was allowed back in their homes. Some parts of the building have water damage now, though. 

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