Historic Boston-Edison home destroyed by fire

Historic Boston-Edison home destroyed by fire

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Onlookers watch as a historic home burns to the ground in Detroit's Boston-Edison neighborhood. Onlookers watch as a historic home burns to the ground in Detroit's Boston-Edison neighborhood.
DETROIT (WJBK) -

Flames engulfed a home in Detroit's Boston-Edison neighborhood Wednesday, destroying the massive structure in one of the city's most historic districts.

Fire officials say crews arrived on scene around 4:30 a.m. on Longfellow Street near Woodward. Seven people were inside when the fire broke out, but all were able to escape without injury.

One of the residents, a man from New Orleans who called himself 'Ted,' says he and a group of artists were staying at the home while helping with a local art project.

Crews believe the fire started in home's third floor.

The exact cause is still under investigation.

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