Apartments Destroyed by Fire, Lake Orion Community Comes Together
(Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 15, 2022)
Lake Orion, MI – A fire at an apartment building in Downtown Lake Orion Friday has displaced at least seven residents, and the community is coming together to help.
Downtown Lake Orion shared details of the fire on their Facebook page, “As many of you are aware, 35 N. Broadway suffered a fire today. Police and fire departments from multiple municipalities heroically fought the blaze throughout the late morning and into the afternoon.
“Fortunately, all residents have been reported safe. Our hearts go out to those effected by this disaster.
“We want to thank the amazing first responders who arrived rapidly and contained the fire before it could spread to the neighboring buildings. Thank you to the Orion Township Fire Department , Oxford Township Fire Department, and Addison Township Fire Department, as well as the Lake Orion Police Department and Oakland County Sheriff’s Department for assisting our community during this time of crisis.”
Matt Pfeiffer, owner of Northern Wholesale Flooring, is leading the effort to collect clothing items for the residents. Anyone who would like to donate can drop off items at the Northern showroom at 118 Indianwood Lake Road or at the American Legion at 164 S Broadway St. There is also a fund set up at PNC Bank to help the victims.
Here is a list of items needed:
34waist, 36 length
XL shirts and coat
Tennis shoe 9.5
Large shirts, coat
29 waist, 30 length
Medium shirts and coat
34 waist, 36 length
XL shirts, coat
Size 12 tennis shoe
T10 wide shoe.
38waist, 34 pants
Pfifer added that he’s been working with local restaurants and a taxi service to help the displaced residents. “We’ve got the residents that needed a place set up for the first 8 days with rooms, basic food needs, and some transportation help,” he said.
Those with questions can contact Northern Wholesale Flooring at (248) 282-3992. Items can be dropped off 24/7/