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A hotel was among several businesses damaged by a fire that swept through part of the downtown area of ​​a village in northern Oakland County, Michigan.

Dozens of firefighters from area departments battled the blaze, which began around 4 p.m. Tuesday in Holly, about 85 miles northwest of Detroit.

About half a dozen people, including five firefighters, required medical attention due to the heat from the flames and hot weather as temperatures rose above 90 degrees on Tuesday.

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The fire appears to have started near a building that housed an antique and collectibles shop.

A fire damaged property and caused multiple injuries in historic downtown Oakland County, Michigan.

Jon Ruthenbeck, a member of the Oakland County Incident Management Team, told the Detroit News that about half a dozen structures were damaged by flames or smoke.

Among those damaged were the Holly Hotel, a bar and grill, and the Holly Moose Lodge.

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“It’s every small town’s worst nightmare, to have a fire in your historic downtown area,” Holly Village manager Jerry Walker told WJRT-TV. “The buildings that were all hit are all 1800s buildings, as old as 1850.”

The cause of the fire was under investigation on Wednesday.


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