Two Dozen Fires Knock Out Power to 113,000 Customers

By: AP
By: AP

Fire officials say flames have swept through at least two dozen homes in Detroit, fanned by strong winds that toppled power lines across the city and knocked out service to at least 113,000 Michigan homes and businesses.
Tuesday night's fires were scattered through at least three neighborhoods, including along several blocks on the east side. The National Weather Service reports wind gusts of up to 50 mph.
DTE Energy Co. and CMS Energy Corp. say 113,000 customers lost power.
No injuries have been reported.
Detroit Fire Department Capt. Steve Varnas tells the Detroit Free Press that some fires may have been caused by dead tree limbs falling onto power lines.
The Associated Press has left messages for Detroit fire officials.


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