Fire reported at metro Detroit apartment complex, one person dead

Posted at 1:09 PM, Sep 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-03 18:51:16-04

One disabled female victim has been reported dead from a fire at Willow Creek Apartments in Westland, off of Newburgh Rd. between Ford Rd. and Marquette St. 

68-year-old Verlene Johnson was at a neighbor's house when she went to her apartment to take her medicine. 

She was in a wheelchair and was blind. The fire did not start in her home.

According to a witness, the complex was mostly inhabited by seniors.

One police officer and one firefighter are being treated for smoke inhalation.

This story will be updated with more information as it becomes available.