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Live Blog: A close-up look at all fires during Devil’s Night 2015

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Photo by Steve Neavling.

The three-day Devil’s Night period began Thursday at midnight and ends at midnight on Halloween.

Beginning at 8 p.m., we will provide details of every fire through Sunday morning. The idea is to show where fires are breaking out and how well equipped the Fire Department is to handle the anticipated onslaught of arsons.

We’ll provide comparisons to past years and other analysis.

The map below includes all confirmed fires since midnight Thursday.

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Thursday fires: 17
Houses: 13
Commercial buildings: 0
Apartments: 0
Garages: 1
Rubbish: 3
Other: 0

FridayΒ fires: 11
Houses: 8
Commercial buildings: 0
Apartments: 0
Garages: 0
Rubbish: 2
Other: 1

Saturday fires: Β 21
Houses: 18
Commercial buildings: 0
Apartments: 0
Garages: 0
Rubbish: 2
Other: 1

Total fires: 50

 

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.

  • Klann Killa

    Times up Craig Dougherty, and John Berlin. I would love to be there when you clowns get stripped of your badges and tossed in the street. We have ALL been waiting for this day πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½. Craig has his time in, not so sure about John. Hopefully John comes back to the engine house so The Boys can flip the script on him like he did on us, but if not, buh-bye, and don’t let the door hit ya. πŸ‘ž

    • Donald E. Hodge

      There was a chiefs meeting the other day at HQ, is there something you know. Come on man let’s have it babe.

      • Klann Killa

        Oh Yeah!!!!πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸ’₯🍻 I know of a “couple” guys who’s careers are about to “go down like the sun” πŸŒ… πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Stay tuned πŸ“Ί

        • Donald E. Hodge

          That’s beautiful! We need to throw you guys a party! I am happy all of Detroit Fire had a relatively slower call sheet then normal for Devil’s Night. Keep me posted 😈

  • Donald E. Hodge

    I must say last night was pretty amazing. Extremely low volume of fires for Devil’s night,Detroit firemen hopefully got a good night’s sleep.

  • Klann Killa

    021=suspicious, 031=discarded material (cigarette but, hot embers, oily rags, etc.)

  • Dave Campbell
    • disqus_GxFSMhn70a

      Thank you!

  • disqus_GxFSMhn70a

    What do the codes mean? 021,031? used under cause of fire

    • Klann Killa

      021=suspicious, 031=discarded material (cigarette but, hot embers, oily rags, etc.) 036=kids with matches

      • disqus_GxFSMhn70a

        Thanks!