Fire crews douse 2 blazes within block of each other in Birmingham

Mark Hicks and Daniel Mears
The Detroit News

Crews are investigating what caused two fires a block apart Tuesday in Birmingham.

Firefighters finish up on a house, under construction, fire on the 1200 block of E. Lincoln in Birmingham, Michigan on March 23, 2021.

One of the blazes was at a home under construction and surrounded by fencing on the 1200 block of East Lincoln. Firefighters were called to the scene at about 5:44 p.m., officials said.

Another was reported about a block away, at Primo's Pizza in the 900 block of Adams, where firefighters were seen removing smoldering roofing. Crews that included firefighters from nearby communities responded at about 5:26 p.m., officials said.

Firefighters continue to work on an extinguished fire, removing smoldering roofing at Primos Pizza on S. Adams in Birmingham, Michigan on March 23, 2021.

Both fires were extinguished by 7 p.m. There were no reports of injuries, fire officials said.

The blazes prompted police to close Adams between Bowers and Woodward and Lincoln from Woodward to Torry. The roads were back open by 8 p.m., police said.