Crews battle large apartment fire in Westland

Sarah Rahal Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

Police and fire crews remained on the scene of a large apartment complex fire Wednesday night, hours after the blaze began, officials said.

The fire began Wednesday afternoon at Westwood Village Apartments at Joy and Newburgh roads. Fire crews remained at the site past 11 p.m., officials said.

Police said it's unclear if there were any injuries; workers were evacuating the complex.

Since many residents were sent to hotels for the night, American Red Cross officials were expected to set up a service delivery location Thursday for food, clothing or other assistance, said Amelia Hoover, the Detroit chapter's disaster program manager.

The fire came less than two weeks after another major blaze in the Wayne County community.

April 30, a Westland apartment complex fire killed a young couple and injured several others. The fire started in another renter's kitchen at Woodland Villa Apartments near Warren Avenue and Central City Parkway.