Cake House Fire

Photo: Detroit Free Press

Around mid-morning, we learned of another fire striking a home on Heidelberg Street, this time, the Cake House. First and foremost we are thankful that no one was injured in the fire and that the fire department was able to contain the blaze which marks the 11th suspicious fire in the area in just 16 months.

Last summer, Tyree had been approached by a neighbor who had seen individuals scrapping materials from the house and asked him if he could board it up as a measure of safety. TG did so without hesitation, adding a little Heidelberg flair to the house in the process, adorning the home with birthday cakes as a reminder to celebrate each and every day.

As the home sits outside of the two block area home to most of Tyree's art, it is not directly associated with the project. We still don't know much about this fire, but as Detroit Fire authorities continue their investigation, we ask that anyone with information contact the department directly at (313) 596-2940. The ATF continues to support this investigation as well, pledging resources and manpower as they can. Special Agent Donald Dawkins may also be reached in this regard at (313) 202-3400.