NOVI, Mich. (AP) — A fire in suburban Detroit has killed five people who were found in the basement of their burning home.
Authorities attempted cardiopulmonary resuscitation Sunday on two of the victims, but were unsuccessful in reviving them. The fire was reported about 9:30 a.m. in Novi, northwest of Detroit.
The Detroit News reports that the victims were found after the fire was extinguished. Officials say they appeared to be in their late 20s and early 30s and were co-workers at an area restaurant.
Novi Public Safety Director David Molloy says a preliminary investigation shows the fire started in the basement.
The cause of the blaze is under investigation.