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Tenn. woman tries to buy Eminem's childhood home before fire

DETROIT, Mich. -

A Clarksville woman was attempting to purchase rap star Eminem's childhood home in Michigan days before it was destroyed by a fire Thursday night.

Shelly Hazlett recently placed a bid on the home located on Dresden Street in hopes of turning the house into a museum, MLive.com reported.

Upon their arrival crews reported flames were shooting from the roof of the home.

"If they would still let me have it, I would have it in a heartbeat, as long it's still sort of standing," Hazlett told MLive.com. "The first thing I do every morning is check on the house and see if there's any news about it."

An image of Eminem's former home graces the cover of his most recent album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2.

A $5,500 reward is being offered, which includes $500 of Hazlett's own money, for information leading to the arrest of the person who set the fire.

Anyone with information on the house's burning is asked to call 1-800-44-ARSON.

*MLive.com contributed to this report.

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