Detroit Sees Nearly 60 Halloween Fires

November 1, 2010

Detroit officials report the city had nearly 60 fires during the first two days of the three-day Halloween period known as Angels’ Night.

The mayor’s office says Sunday morning that there were 58 fires as of midnight Saturday, eight more than at that point in 2009.

Volunteers are working with city officials on a “Watch Your Block” anti-arson campaign.

The city says 119 fires were reported last year over the three-day period, down from 136 in 2008. More than 800 fires were started in 1984, the height of what then was known as Devils’ Night.

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