DETROIT (WXYZ) - Fire fighters worked into the night to battle a blaze at an abandoned school near the Packard Plant.
A Chief on scene tells 7 Action News they have been fighting fires at the school for at least the past 8 years and believe this one is suspicious.
Firefighters say rigs had to come from near Downtown to stop the blaze because the station that once was just about 10 blocks away on Moran Street is now closed.
The fire spread from the school to a nearby field of weeds then to two abandoned homes on Concord Street.
DTE crews temporarily shut off some power in the area to repair lines that were burned.
Nearby residents say they believe the fires would stop if the abandoned buildings were taken down.
"This is the 3rd fire here I can remember, they need to take all these abandoned homes down" said 15-year-old Mahogany Law who lives across the street from the school.
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