Preliminary reports are coming-in about a cherry-picker colliding with two houses on 5th between Packard and Madison.
UPDATE (courtesy of Dale):
A utilities vehicle with a telescoping arm appears to have been parked/anchored
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at or near the west curb on Fifth just north of Madison, when equipment failure
or operator error allowed it to begin rolling down the hill. The vehicle
appears to have crashed through several garbage bins set at the sidewalk and
rammed into the porch of a two-story house on Fifth. It crashed through the
porch and into the corner of the house, where it came to rest. The telescoping
arm smashed through the exterior siding of the neighboring house. Needless to
say, Fifth is closed off and there are numerous police, fire, and DTE vehicles
at the site, though no ambulances were in evidence. Word at the site was that
the house with the most damage was unoccupied at the time. PHOTOS: 1, 2.