More than 3,000 houses, businesses, churches, schools, apartments and other buildings burned in Detroit in 2015. Most were suspicious fires, which often spread to adjacent buildings because of bad hydrants and malfunctioning rigs.
Motor City Muckraker tracked every fire as part of a one-year project that led to reforms and the ousting of top fire officials.
Here are some of the photos we captured throughout the year. All photos by 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.