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Suspicious string of fires bedevil Detroit's Heidelberg Project outdoor art installation

In a photo from Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 at the Heidelberg Project in Detroit, fire tape is seen surrounding the aftermath of the fire at the House of Soul. There have been at least eight fires since early May leading to questions about who might be targeting the installation and why they want to burn it down. Founder and artistic director Tyree Guyton and his compatriots vow to carry on, make more art and overcome the assault on his vision, yet worry threatens the whimsy as the fires snuff out building after building. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
December 14, 2013 - 7:46 AM

DETROIT - A public art project in Detroit that was built in the shell of a decaying neighbourhood is burning down, bit by bit.

Authorities are investigating at least eight fires at the installation known as the Heidelberg Project, but authorities haven't named any suspects.

But they believe someone is targeting the quirky art project, and they don't know why.

The project is an interactive, outdoor sculpture park and includes quirky objects such as shoes, clocks, vinyl records, stuffed animals and other found and discarded objects. Heidelberg Project founder Tyree Guyton isn't talking to the media, but has vowed to carry on and restore the exhibit.

News from © The Associated Press, 2013
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