Fire in Detroit

As Detroit breaks down, scourge of arson burns out of control (By Steve Neavling, Sat Jul 13, 2013 (Reuters)) … “In Detroit, arsons are so frequent – about 5,000 estimated last year by the Detroit Fire Department – that authorities can only investigate about one of every five suspicious fire cases, Fire Commissioner Don Austin said…

Detroit has a legacy of troubles with arson. Hundreds of blazes were set during riots in late July 1967 that followed a police raid on an unlicensed, after-hours bar. For more than 30 years, “Devils Night” fires on the night before Halloween numbered in the hundreds, peaking at around 800 in the mid-1980s…”

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