DETROIT (WWJ) — Detroit Fire crews have again put out flames at a house in Detroit’s Heidelberg Project on Sunday.
The “Taxi House” on the end of Mt. Elliott St. is still standing after the Detroit Fire Department extinguished the flames throughout Saturday night and into Sunday morning.
The Heidelberg Project Facebook page posted that officials don’t know much about the fire and are still investigating.
“The Taxi House, on Mt. Elliot at the end of Heidelberg Street, now bares marks of arson, but is surprisingly still standing despite its age and primarily wooden construction.”
“We are thankful for the hard work of the Detroit Fire Department to contain and extinguish the blaze before the entire structure was engulfed. As of now, we don’t know much about the fire and are still trying to learn as much as we can.”
Geronimo Patton, who works for the project, said damage to the Taxi House was light, as only the back side was burned.
“Stopping the Heidelberg Project is like stopping the wind from blowing — it can’t be done,” Patton said.
Patton credited the rain and also the house’s damp wood with not allowing the fire to spread. This is the twelfth fire that the project has seen in the last 18 months.