Sen. Chang Calls on Lafayette Towers to Install Alarms After Second Fire in Less Than One Year

LANSING, Mich. (June 15, 2022) — Today, Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) sent a letter to the owner of Lafayette Towers calling on them to install fire alarms that can be heard by residents — among other safety measures — after residents endured their second fire in less than a year, with some reporting they were unaware a fire was happening until fire trucks arrived.

“I am disturbed and dismayed by the fire and lack of safety precautions this week at Lafayette Towers and am now sending a second letter calling for commonsense measures required by law to be implemented for the residents who call Lafayette Towers home,” Sen. Chang said. “Home is supposed to be a place of peace, security, and serenity. I have again expressed my deep concern about this issue and again asked for a meeting with Lafayette Tower’s leadership to be updated on what they’ve done since my last letter.”

Sen. Chang is once again supporting Lafayette Towers tenants in calling on the owners to:

A copy of the letter sent to the owners of Lafayette Towers, located at 1301 Orleans St. in Detroit, can be viewed here.

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