(TNZT DETROIT) – The historic Holly Hotel was damaged on Tuesday after firefighters battled a six-alarm blaze.
Holly Police Chief Jerry Narsh says he learned of the fire around 4:03 p.m. when flames were already visible from the building, according to the Detroit Free Press.
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Police say the fire started at the Battle Alley Arcade Antiques shopping center and spread to the Holly Hotel.
Holly firefighters were joined by fire departments from Brandon, Milford, Highland Township, Troy, Oxford, White Lake Township, Linden, Groveland Township, Independence, Greater White, Springfield Township, Rochester and Fenton to help battle the ‘fire.
According to the police, the age of the building and the high winds made it more difficult to put out the fire.
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The firefighters intervened a few minutes after the fire and evacuated the building.
No civilians were injured, but at least five firefighters were hospitalized with heat stroke and minor injuries.
According to reports by the Detroit Free Press, the hotel sustained most of its damage to the rear of the building and to the roof, including extensive smoke and water damage.
The cause of the fire has not yet been disclosed.
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