An arsonist struck another art-studded house at the world-renowned Heidelberg Project early this morning, destroying the fourth home in less than two months.
The fire shortly before 6 a.m. devoured the “War House,” just two weeks after its neighbor, the “House of Soul,” was destroyed in an intentionally set blaze.
“This fire was MUCH too close to our neighbors,” creator Tyree Guyton wrote on Facebook. “We’re stepping up patrols tonight.”
The Heidelberg Project was created by Tyree Guyton after he lost three brothers on the streets. He wanted to brighten up the blight and call attention to the poverty and decay that still eat away at Detroit’s neighborhoods.
In the wake of the fires, supporters are holding a fundraiser to help rebuild.
Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.