Firefighters battled a fire on Friday in downtown Dearborn near the DTE substation located at Michigan Avenue and Howard.
Dearborn Patch reports the fire started in a van parked near the substation, which now appears to be under control. The substation was not on fire, but officials had to shut down power because of the threat of the fire.
DTE said on Friday at least 4,000 customers in Dearborn were without power.
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Twitter responds to Dearborn fire
@dearbornpatch What’s on fire in downtown West Dearborn?
— Ryan Schreiber (@Ryan_Schreiber) November 29, 2012
a fire just broke out in/by Dearborn–any details? @umdrbnproblems the power at Biggby’s and other nearby businesses shut down.
— Alexandra Wee (@alxwee) November 29, 2012
@um_dearborn students coming through west Dearborn look for a detour, DTE substation on fire and 1600 without power
— Elizabeth Bastian (@LizzieBas) November 29, 2012
@ryan_schreiber We are investigating; will be a few hrs before we can get into assess damage and provide power restoration estimates.
— DTE Energy (@DTE_Energy) November 29, 2012
Yikes, don’t take Michigan Ave. if you’re coming to/from campus today, it’s literally on fire.
— Katie Blacker (@weightsandwings) November 29, 2012