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.
The city also is expected to being getting new ladder trucks, platforms, squads, ambulances and arson vehicles next year.
An irate man wielding a knife chased away photographers and threatened Detroit firefighters Tuesday night.
The three firefighters were rushed to the hospital this morning.
About 140 fires broke out in Detroit and Highland Park from Saturday night to sunrise Tuesday, nearly triple the number of blazes during the three-day Devils’ Night period last year.
Firefighters are bracing for what has become the most destructive three-day period for fires in Detroit – July 2-4. We’ll provide details of every fire, with videos and photos.
During a 10-hour period on the Fourth of July last year, more than 60 fires broke out in homes, commercial buildings, garages, cars and trash cans.