Update: 1:15 a.m.
A fire broke out at PJ’s Lager House in Corktown late Monday evening.
Firefighters were called to the popular bar on Michigan Avenue near downtown after an upper-level flat caught fire at 10:40 p.m.
No human injuries were reported, but firefighters said three cats were killed after failed attempts to resuscitate them.
Damage to the bar appeared to be minimal because of fast-acting firefighters, but the apartment was gutted.
Witnesses said a band was playing when the fire broke out.
It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the fire.
Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.