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1953
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Posted on Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 7:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I exited 94 W onto 75 N and noticed a fire at the northwestern nexis of that intersection, near the big old white factory (Fisher Body?), about 6 pm tonight. Anyone else see this? Anyone know if fire department has been alerted?
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Andylinn
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Posted on Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 7:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

that is indeed fisher body. did you see fire? smoke? this is awful, because that is an amazing building. i believe it was kahn designed and the first in the world to have reinforced concrete.
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Jimaz
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Posted on Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 7:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

1953, do you mean to say that you didn't call the fire department? Why not?
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Detroitstar
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Posted on Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 7:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Fire Millen?
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1953
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Posted on Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 8:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The fire was adjacent to the building, not in the building itself. I did not have a phone on me. I have not called the fire department. I should think that in the hours since, someone has called or noticed. It would be an inferno by now...
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Danny
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Posted on Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 8:07 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yep, Po'folks must have done it.
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Jimaz
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Posted on Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 8:12 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ah. I see. Surely near an intersection like that someone else with a phone would have called it in.
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Gravitymachine
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Posted on Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 8:23 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i can see fisher body out my window, i see nothing out of the oridinary
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1953
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Posted on Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 8:29 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

-Thanks Gravitymachine. I suspected it was just a junkyard fire...there was clearly a plume of smoke, mostly from the rain hitting the flames.
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Ray1936
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Posted on Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 9:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

We should make a rule that all us forum'ers have to carry a cell phone and a camera (or a cell phone with camera abilities) at all times. :-)
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Scs100
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Posted on Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 9:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If I had gotten a camera phone for christmas a couple of years ago... :-)
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56packman
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Posted on Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 10:02 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ahhh--when was that building (Fisher body) built?
Building 10 in the Packard plant was the first Albert Kahn designed steel reinforced concrete building.
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Jams
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Posted on Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 10:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You would have started your own blog and have many giving you crap.
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Scs100
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Posted on Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 10:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Jams. Just what I needed :-)

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