Despite Detroit’s population decline, fires continue to devour neighborhoods at a punishing rate,
Fires are ravaging neighborhoods, claiming lives and chasing residents out of the city.
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.
More than a third of the houses and buildings are vacant in eight Detroit neighborhoods.
Detroit’s most desolate area is in the shadow of the Coleman A. Young International Airport on Detroit’s east side, where entire blocks are overgrown parcels.
A task force charged with tackling blight released a sobering, unprecedented report today detailing the scope of decay in Detroit.