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Fire damages 'Taxi House' at Detroit's Heidelberg Project outdoor art; 12th in 18 months


DETROIT — Another fire has been reported at a house that is part of Detroit's Heidelberg Project outdoor art.

A house called the "Taxi House" was badly burned inside and in the rear. It's the 12th fire in 18 months at the Heidelberg Project.

Artist Tyree Guyton declined to say much Sunday. He spoke to The Detroit News ( and quoted Mother Teresa as saying it's important to keep building, even if something can be quickly destroyed.

Taxi House has tires on the outside and paintings of cars. Guyton declined to say whether anyone involved in the fire was caught on security cameras posted around the property.

Information from: The Detroit News,

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