Michigan Fire Station Damaged in Canada Earthquake

July 8, 2010

Officials in Warren, Mich., say an earthquake in Canada that shook parts of the Detroit area last month nearly collapsed a 200-year-old fire station.

Now the city about 10 miles north-northeast of Detroit might raze it.

Mayor Jim Fouts said the station’s walls and foundation were damaged. Fire department vehicles and other equipment have been removed.

Fouts tells the Detroit Free Press the damage spotted last week in the station that once housed horse-driven fire equipment makes the building “too dangerous to be inside.”

A magnitude-5.0 earthquake struck at the Ontario-Quebec border region of Canada on June 23. Homes and businesses were shaken from Canada’s capital in Ottawa to the U.S.

Michigan was among at least 12 states that felt tremors.

Information from: Detroit Free Press

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