WXYZ and other Detroit television stations are reporting that it was an apartment fire that knocked out power to 3255 Ypsilanti residents this morning.
Power went out at about 1:00 a.m and was restored to most subscribers just before 8:00 a.m. An area on Russell St with 165 subscribers is still without service, with no estimated restoration time given.
Four schools - Erickson Elementary, Forest School, Washtenaw International Middle Academy, and Washtenaw International High School - are closed as a result of the outage, reports the Ann Arbor News. There is a warming shelter open at 239 Spencer Lane near the Ypsilanti Community Middle School at Willow Run.
Map as of 8:04 a.m.