- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - A firefighter has saved papers documenting the genesis of General Motors from a fire that damaged a historic museum in Flint.

The Flint Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1YHhQFe ) that a firefighter carried the book out of the Whaley House Historic Museum after the building caught fire around 2:30 p.m. on Monday.

The book details a loan Robert Whaley gave to company founder Billy Durant to purchase the Dort Carriage Company.

Workers from a restoration company began taking other items out of the house Monday night. A specialist is expected to determine what can be preserved Wednesday.

Linens from the second floor and books and furniture from the third floor may be permanently damaged.


Information from: The Flint Journal, https://www.mlive.com/flint

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