Structure in Poletown East Neighborhood Goes Up In Flames

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014

Detroit firefighters are responding to a fire on the 1600 block of Farnsworth Street, near Russell Street and Warren Avenue, in the city’s Poletown East neighborhood.

A fire department spokesperson says the blaze has engulfed an abandoned structure that's been deemed structurally unsound. That means firefighters are not allowed to enter the building.

The spokesperson says the fire has been dormant inside the building for the past week but because it's structurally unsound, firefighters can't get to it to put it out.

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