Wind gusts of up to 50 mph have fanned fires in three Detroit neighborhoods and have been the result of others.
Detroit fire Capt. Steve Varnas told the Detroit Free Press that some fires may have been caused by dead tree limbs being blown onto power lines. Many of the homes caught in the fires were vacant, Varnas said.
Detroit Fire Department spokeswoman Katrina Butler said firefighters had to douse several house fires that rekindled early Wednesday. She said fire authorities were investigating the cause of the blazes. Via AP
The winds have also caused power outages with some 75,000 Detroit residents in the dark.
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