The state has fueled the decline by reducing funding, closing schools and allowing nearly 100 charter schools to open.
If the past four years are any indication, Detroit is likely to see more than 90 fires during the three-day Devil’s Night period beginning Thursday.
From Jan. 1 to July 31, fires damaged or destroyed more than 1,650 houses, apartments, commercial buildings, schools, hospitals and churches, according to Detroit-based Loveland Technologies.
Despite Detroit’s population decline, fires continue to devour neighborhoods at a punishing rate,
Investigators aren’t sure what caused the blazes, some of which broke out in occupied homes.
An interactive map by Loveland Technologies shows every parcel with findings from the survey.
As more properties fall into foreclosure, the cycle of abandonment, arson and blight will continue.
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