Residents evacuated when 2-alarm fire breaks out in 21-floor Lafayette Towers in Detroit

(WWJ) Residents of a high-rise apartment building near downtown Detroit were evacuated after a fire broke out, Wednesday morning.

Detroit Fire Department officials said the blaze in a unit of the Lafayette Towers — on Orleans St., just east of Greektown — was out by around 9 a.m.

Deputy Fire Commissioner Dave Fornell said emergency crews called out on a report of flames in a 9th flood apartment made it up there quickly; and a second alarm was sounded to get some extra help.

There were some tense moments as residents of the 21-floor building were safely evacuated, but no one was hurt.

Fornell was there was a lot of damage to the building's 9th floor.

The cause of the fire is unknown, as the investigation gets underway.