Artists escape from house fire in Detroit's Boston Edison neighborhood

Cause of fire still being investigated

Author: Charles Jackson, Assignment Desk Editor, @Local4Chuck
Halston Herrera, Senior News Editor for ClickOnDetroit.com, @ClickOnHalston, hherrera@wdiv.com
Published On: Dec 24 2013 03:47:45 AM EST   Updated On: Aug 21 2013 04:51:41 PM EDT
Longfellow fire in daylight
DETROIT -

Seven artists were able to escape an early-morning fire Wednesday at a home in Detroit's historic Boston Edison neighborhood.

Local 4 has learned that the artists, who are from New Orleans, were staying in the home off Longfellow Street as part of a project.

They were able to get out of the house safely around 4 a.m. when the smoke and flames broke out.

The home is a complete loss.

Fire officials on the scene said the cause is still being investigated.

The home's owner is out of town. It wasn't immediately known if the home had insurance.

Longfellow St. Fire in Historic Boston Edison District