ICYMI: While you were at the Taylor Swift show, an underground fire erupted in Detroit

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As Taylor Swift took to the stage to an audience of 51,000 at Ford Field on Saturday night, firefighters battled an underground blaze that was spreading nearby.

As Motor City Muckraker reports, officials spotted the fire under three manholes at Randolph St. and E. Grand River Blvd., just south of the stadium. At least two manhole covers exploded, and several buildings lost electricity.

Firefighters left the scene around 11 p.m., just as the Taylor Swift concert ended.

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Lee DeVito

Leyland "Lee" DeVito grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, where he read Metro Times religiously due to teenaged-induced boredom. He became a contributing writer for Metro Times in 2009, and Editor in Chief in 2016. In addition to writing, he also supplies occasional illustrations. His writing has been published...
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