I don't know how to begin to describe the fire that took control of the Piquette building last night in Detroit. From the sounds and smells and of course visual images, the fire was almost unbelievable! The fire started on the west side of the building and quickly engulfed the whole building in a matter of hours! The basement level spewed gas flames while the floors began collapsing on one another. Flames ate away the brick structure and forced the walls to topple over onto the street! The firemen fought the flames but it was really only a matter of containing the wild flames and stopping the fire from spreading to the neighboring building. I watched in horror hoping that the fire would not take over the next building. The top floor on the neighboring building was full of artist studios including Detroit artist Mary Rousseaux. When I left around 3 am her corner studio still looked untouched but driving around back I discovered the building had caught on fire. Here is what the news reported.