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Fire damages historic magnet school in Detroit

Tammy Stables Battaglia / Detroit Free Press via AP

Fire tears through Detroit public magnet school Paul Robeson Academy on Tuesday, May 10.

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Firefighters try to control an early morning fire as it rips through the historic Paul Robeson Academy in Detroit on Tuesday.

The Associated Press reports:

A pre-dawn fire has caused heavy damage at a historic public school in Detroit.

Emergency financial manager Robert Bobb says Tuesday's blaze at the Paul Robeson Academy on the city's west side is "devastating."

The fire started about 4 a.m. and has heavily damaged the upper floors. Investigators have not released information on the cause of the fire.

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