June 6, 2014 at 8:25 am

Detroit firefighters battle two-alarm blaze at abandoned apartment building

Fire companies were called at about 4 a.m. Friday to a fire in the four-story Gormar apartment building, near Woodward and Nevada in Detroit. (David Coates / The Detroit News)

Detroit Firefighters battled a raging, two-alarm blaze Friday morning at an abandoned apartment building to save two surrounding buildings, according to fire officials.

Fire companies were called at about 4 a.m. to a fire in the four-story Gormar apartment building, near Woodward and Nevada, the fire department said.

Flames engulfed the interior of the 20-unit structure, which is in between St. Joseph Medical Center and Goodcare Quick Lube & Service Center.

At one point, firefighters took hoses on top of the auto service business to attack hotspots.

The blaze was nearly extinguished, with only light smoke billowing, at about 6 a.m.

There were no reports of injury, fire officials said.

It is unclear what caused the fire inside the vacant structure.

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