Flames consumed a historic furniture factory building Wednesday morning in south Michigan, causing power outages across the area.
The fire severed power lines running above the building, local media report.
Once known as the Royal Coach/Hastings Table Company, the century-old building in Hastings, Michigan, stood three stories high with nearly 99,000 square feet in floor space. The building had been unoccupied at least 50 years.
The first calls made to firefighters about 3:30 a.m. reported the odor of something burning in the neighborhood. Firefighters arrived to find smoke pouring from the south side of the building.
No injuries were reported from the fire.
A foundation purchased the building 18 months ago with the intention of turning the building into an affordable housing project.
Hastings Fire Chief Roger Caris told local media that the fire was the largest in his four decades at chief.
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