Fire Burns Home Near Detroit’s Heidelberg Project

September 19, 2014

A fire has gutted a house on the same street as Detroit’s Heidelberg Project outdoor art installation.

No injuries are reported following the fire Thursday morning on the city’s east side. The house was still standing, but the interior was burned.

WWJ-AM and WXYZ-TV report the house on Heidelberg Street is used an artist’s studio and gallery. The Detroit News reports it’s known as the Detroit Industrial Gallery. It was decorated with figurines, placards and was painted by artist Tim Burke.

The cause is under investigation.

Tyree Guyton founded the Heidelberg Project on Detroit’s east side in 1986 as a response to urban decay. The Heidelberg Project has boosted security in the area following a string of suspicious fires that started last year. The most recent fire was in March.

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