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Live blog: Detailed look at every fire during Angels’ Night 2014



By Steve Neavling

We are blogging details of every fire during Angels’ Night tonight to gauge Detroit’s response and the severity of the arsons. The idea is to bring you a transparent glimpse of the most notorious night of arsons in the country and the impact of the understaffed fire department.

The dangerous tradition of setting fires runs from Oct. 29-31. We’ll be providing live updates until Saturday afternoon, when the city is holding a press conference on the fires.

Here is a fire map that we will update all night and morning. The map represents all structure fires since midnight October 30.

View Angels’ Night 2014 in a full screen map

Steve Neavling

Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.

  • Doc Mcmakin

    Your blog is great however the dates show December not October

    • muckraker_abby

      Thanks. Those are being corrected.

  • likeyeah

    what does this mean “C9, E50, E58, S3, L23.”?

    • Mike Patton

      The C is chief, the E is for engine company, L is ladder company, and S is squad

      • likeyeah

        Ah okay. Awesome, thank you.

  • jjbigtrees

    Thank you for doing this people need to see this madness

  • FRANK-NJ10

    companies sent to sev’l false alarms so far…..

  • bebow

    I’m detecting clusters.