The blaze in the downtown area of North Oakland County, Michigan, has damaged several businesses.
Dozens of firefighters from the area department battled the blaze, which began at 4 a.m. Tuesday in Holly, about 53 miles (85 kilometers) northwest of Detroit.
As the temperature rose to 90 degrees on Tuesday, about half a dozen people, including five firefighters, were in need of medical treatment due to the scorching heat and hot weather.
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The fire appears to have started near a building that houses antiques and collectibles.
John Ruthenbeck, a member of the Auckland County Incident Management Team, told the Detroit News that about half a dozen structures were damaged by flames or smoke.
The damage includes the Holly Hotel, a bar and grill, and the Holly Moose Lodge.
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Holy Village manager Jerry Walker told WJRT-TV, “A fire in your historic downtown is the worst nightmare of any small town.” “The buildings affected are all 1800s, as old as 1850.”
The cause of the fire was being investigated on Wednesday.