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Grocery Store Destroyed By Fire Overnight

July 05, 2018 - 7:26 am

MELVINDALE (WWJ) - A grocery store in Melvindale was destroyed by fire overnight.

Officials say the blaze began late Wednesday at the Oakwood Food Center on Oakwood Boulevard near Allen Road, across the street from Melvindale High School.

Both Dearborn and Allen Park firefighters responded to the call. One crew member suffered heat exhaustion and was taken to a hospital.

Residents on nearby Prospect Court had to be evacuated as the fire was being extinguished. The structure is a complete loss.

A cause of the fire remains under investigation.