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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.
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.