Fire reported at Southfield apartment complex

The Detroit News

Southfield — The Southfield Fire Department issued a four-alarm Saturday at an apartment complex near Interstate 696 and the Lodge Freeway.

Firefighters extinguish a fire at the main office of the Monticello Apartments in Southfield on Saturday, March 20, 2021.

A second-alarm alert was first issued at 6:36 p.m. and the fire was upgraded to its four-alarm status at 6:56 p.m. in the clubhouse of Monticello Apartments on the 22700 block of Civic Center Drive. 

Social media posts showed a large plume of black smoke visible from I-696. Fire officials were unable to say how the fire started and did not release any additional detail.