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Historic Building Burns To Ground In Detroit’s Mexican Town

DETROIT (WWJ) – A century-old building in southwest Detroit was reduced to a pile of rubble after it erupted in flames Thursday morning.

WWJ’s Ron Dewey reports fire broke just before 1 a.m. at a building in the heart of the city’s Mexican Town district, near West Vernor Highway and Hubbard Street.

Fire officials said the building was vacant at the time. A neighboring apartment building was evacuated, but no injuries were reported.

Firefighters remain on the scene over six hours later, dousing any remaining hot spots. As a result, West Vernor Highway remains closed between Clark Street and West Grand Boulevard — no word on how long the closure will last.

A cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

Stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 and CBSDetroit.com for the latest.

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