Many of the fires spread to adjacent structures, and at least two rigs broke down.
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.
So many fires broke out that Detroit ran out of trucks to respond, leaving the city dangerously unprotected.
For four decades, Devils’ Night has been the most destructive period for fires in Detroit. Not anymore.
WXYZ-TV Chief Meteorologist Dave Rexroth is scheduled to undergo surgery Wednesday after he was seriously injured in a fireworks accident.
The fires posed a significant challenge to a city dangerously short on firefighters and equipment.
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