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Fire Destroys Yet Another Heidelberg House In Detroit

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In this Nov. 21, 2013 photo, stuffed animals are seen attached to "The Party Animal House" in the Heidelberg Art Project in Detroit. Another fire has burned a house that's part of the outdoor art installation. WDIV-TV reports that the fire department responded early Friday, March 7, 2014 to the fire on the city's east side that destroyed the building. "The Heidelberg Project has been the target of at least eight earlier suspicious fires. There have been no arrests related to the fires that start | ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT (AP) — A fire has destroyed another house that's part of the Heidelberg Project interactive outdoor art installation in Detroit.

Arson investigator Lt. Joseph Crandall says crews responded at 3 a.m. Friday to the blaze that ultimately burned the house to the ground. It was known as the "Party Animal" house or "Doll House" because it was covered in stuffed animals and dolls.

No injuries were reported in the fire. An adjacent home was damaged.

The Heidelberg Project has been the target of at least eight suspicious fires since May. There have been no arrests, but local and federal officials are investigating.

Tyree Guyton founded the project in 1986 as a response to urban decay. The sculpture park mixes vacant houses and empty yards with artistic themes.




Information from: WDIV-TV,

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