An abundance of dead trees and electrical lines suspended by old wooden posts are to blame for many of the dozens of fires that broke out in Detroit on Wednesday.
Five people were killed and four seriously injured in an apartment fire in Detroit.
The girl’s mom couldn’t find her daughter in the flames and smoke.
A 20-car pileup was triggered by a car plunging off of Gratiot Avenue and landing on I-375 on Thursday evening.
Firefighters, Homeland Security and Detroit police were on the scene this morning.
“There’s no words to explain what the world is missing now,” the firefighter’s daughter said in court.
While there were slightly fewer fires in 2015, arsons and destructive blazes took a nosedive this year, marking a decades-long record.
One firefighter was injured, and a puppy was saved from a burning house.
Traditionally, Devils’ Night fires peak from late Oct. 30 to early Halloween.
It began innocently enough: Young pranksters draped toilet paper on trees and threw eggs at houses in Detroit.