[Editor's Note] My original post regarding the shopping center fire is below. Here are links to news stories with more details regarding the Chelsea's big fire of '08:
Articles from the Ann Arbor News - May 5-6, 2008:
- Clean-up efforts begin after blaze at Chelsea Shopping Center - Can you believe the Chelsea Pharmacy is open?! Way to go! I hope everyone will stop by and give them your support and business.
- Fire causes heavy damage to Chelsea businesses
- Fire investigators trying to determine what sparked Chelsea Shopping Center blaze
- Businesses burn in Chelsea: Roof fire at strip mall shuts 7 shops and restaurants; cause unknown
ORIGINAL POST FOLLOWS:
Around lunchtime today, I heard 4 or 5 fire trucks zoom past our house with their sirens blaring, and wondered if something serious was going on. Shortly afterwards, saw this story come in from the Ann Arbor News:
[Link to source: Ann Arbor News online, 5/5/08]
Fire reported in commercial building south of downtown Chelsea
Posted by Art Aisner | The Ann Arbor News May 05, 2008 13:13PM
Firefighters from several local departments are responding to a reported large structure fire in a commercial building just south of downtown Chelsea, officials said.
No injuries have been reported at the scene, located at 1060 S. Main Street, near the intersection of Main Street and M-52. The fire was reported just before 1 p.m.
Mutual aid was requested from Manchester, Dexter, Saline and Pittsfield fire departments.
Further details were not immediately available.
I'll post more when I see a news update, or after I drive by there this afternoon.
UPDATE:This came in shortly after:
UPDATE: Fire out at Chelsea Shopping Center, at least three stores severely damaged
Posted by Art Aisner | The Ann Arbor News May 05, 2008 13:43PMFirefighters from several local departments have extinguished the blaze that caused heavy damage to at least three businesses at the Chelsea Shopping Center this afternoon.
The fire was reported just before 1 p.m. and quickly spread to portions of the Chelsea Grill, The Glass Slipper, Chelsea Pharmacy and other connected businesses in the strip mall.
No injuries have been reported and fire officials said they believe the businesses were evacuated.
How or where the fire started is not yet known.