A suspected serial arsonist accused of setting fire to numerous vacant houses on Detroit’s east side over the past month has been arrested and charged on several felony counts.
A serial arsonist appears to be responsible for setting fire to as many as dozens of vacant houses on Detroit’s east side over the past month, brazenly targeting multiple homes at a time.
It only took Detroit two years to revamp the city’s notoriously slow response times.
While there were slightly fewer fires in 2015, arsons and destructive blazes took a nosedive this year, marking a decades-long record.
In the past two months, photographers in Detroit have been briefly detained, cursed at by firefighters and intentionally sprayed with water. Another photographer’s phone was smashed.
An interactive map shows where each of the 10,000 fires occurred between 2013 and 2015.
Delivering on a pledge to fix Detroit’s long-beleaguered Fire Department, first-year Commissioner Eric Jones announced a major shakeup Wednesday.
The shooting underscores the dangers that Detroit firefighters face every day.