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Heidelberg Project falls victim to fire once again, Penny House destroyed

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    Another house that makes up the internationally known Heidelberg Project outdoor art installation in Detroit has burned to the ground, according to a post on the project's Facebook page.
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DETROIT (WJBK) -

Fire has destroyed another house that makes up the internationally known Heidelberg Project outdoor art installation in Detroit.

The fire burned early Thursday at the structure known as the Penny House on the city's east side.

"It's a shame that someone's out there doing this," said Leigh Edmunds, who lives in the neighborhood. "It's got to stop."

There was no immediate word about a possible cause, but sources tell FOX 2 arson investigators are questioning a person of interest.

Earlier this month, a building known as the "House of Soul" was destroyed by fire and Heidelberg Project officials announced plans for security cameras and other measures. Last month, a fire burned the Heidelberg Project's Obstruction of Justice House for a second time.

Tyree Guyton, creator of the Heidelberg Project, transformed his decaying, crime-ridden neighborhood into an interactive sculpture park. Guyton declined an on-camera interview with FOX 2, saying he was "numb" and would talk later in the day.

The latest fire comes on the same day as the Heidelberg Project's 4th annual fall fundraiser.
 
Online: http://www.heidelberg.org

-- The Associated Press contributed to this report

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