Fire destroys another Heidelberg house in Detroit - FOX 32 News Chicago

Fire destroys another Heidelberg house in Detroit

Posted: Updated:
The Heidelberg Project's 'Doll House' was destroyed by fire Friday morning. The Heidelberg Project's 'Doll House' was destroyed by fire Friday morning.
The Heidelberg Project's 'Doll House' was destroyed by fire Friday morning. The Heidelberg Project's 'Doll House' was destroyed by fire Friday morning.
DETROIT (WJBK) -

A fire has destroyed another house that's part of the Heidelberg Project interactive outdoor art installation in Detroit.

Arson investigator Lt. Joseph Crandall says crews responded at 3 a.m. Friday to the blaze that ultimately burned the house to the ground. It was known as the "Party Animal" house or "Doll House" because it was covered in stuffed animals and dolls.

No injuries were reported in the fire. An adjacent home was damaged.

This is the ninth suspicious fire reported since May. The "Clock House" caught fire last December. The "War Room" was burned down last Thanksgiving; "The Penny House" was torched a few days before that; the "House of Soul" was set on fire in mid November; and the "Obstruction of Justice House" was destroyed in October.

The art project draws tourists to Detroit from all over the country and the world.

Nobody has been arrested in connection to the fires that started in May 2013, but local and federal officials are investigating. Tyree Guyton founded the east-side project in 1986 as a response to urban decay. The interactive sculpture park mixes vacant houses and empty yards with artistic themes.

Efforts have been taking place to add more security at the Heidelberg Project.

Thirty-thousand dollars in reward money, mostly coming from a private donor, is still being offered for information that leads to an arrest.


Copyright 2014 by myFOXDetroit.com. The Associated Press contributed to this report. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Dollar Tree buys Family Dollar

    Dollar Tree buys Family Dollar

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:34 AM EDT2014-07-28 11:34:12 GMT
    Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion.
    Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion.
  • Storm damage in Oakland and Macomb counties

    Storm damage in Oakland and Macomb counties

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:27 AM EDT2014-07-28 10:27:31 GMT
    Damage was reported across Metro Detroit Sunday after severe storms moved across our area. About 200,000 customers lost power in the hail, heavy rain, strong winds, localized flooding and thunder and lightning.
    Damage was reported across Metro Detroit Sunday after severe storms moved across our area. About 200,000 customers lost power in the hail, heavy rain, strong winds, localized flooding and thunder and lightning.
  • Sunday's storm captured by Fox 2 viewers

    Sunday's storm captured by Fox 2 viewers

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:48:38 GMT
    We have more video of the storm and storm damage from across southeast Michigan. It's Fox 2 viewer pics and video that you sent to us.
    We have more video of the storm and storm damage from across southeast Michigan. It's Fox 2 viewer pics and video that you sent to us.
  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
  • MorningsMorningsMore>>

  • Club Corp Charity Golf Outing

    Club Corp Charity Golf Outing

    Sunday, July 27 2014 12:03 AM EDT2014-07-27 04:03:46 GMT
    The Skyline Club and TPC Michigan are hosting the 2014 ClubCorp Charity Classic Golf Outing. Its 18 holes of golf, continental breakfast, lunch, gifts prizes and awards! It's happening on Monday August 4, 2014.
    The Skyline Club and TPC Michigan are hosting the 2014 ClubCorp Charity Classic Golf Outing. Its 18 holes of golf, continental breakfast, lunch, gifts prizes and awards! It's happening on Monday August 4, 2014.
  • Back to School Style with Art Van Furniture

    Back to School Style with Art Van Furniture

    Sunday, July 27 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-07-27 04:02:48 GMT
    It is time to start thinking about sending young adults off to college, and while dorm rooms and apartments are often small, they can still have style.
    It is time to start thinking about sending young adults off to college, and while dorm rooms and apartments are often small, they can still have style.
  • Tech Talk: Wedding tips replace concept of disposable cameras

    Tech Talk: Wedding tips replace concept of disposable cameras

    Saturday, July 26 2014 8:57 PM EDT2014-07-27 00:57:02 GMT
    It's not just the styles that have changed with weddings over the years -- it's also the technology. Disposable cameras used to be the norm, but now there's an even simpler way for the bride and groom to get some candid photos of their special day.
    It's not just the styles that have changed with weddings over the years -- it's also the technology. Disposable cameras used to be the norm, but now there's an even simpler way for the bride and groom to get some candid photos of their special day.
Powered by WorldNow

205 N. Michigan Avenue
Ground Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Station Operator: (312) 565-5532
Newsroom: (312)565-5533

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices