Volunteers Ready For Angels’ Night Anti-Arson Campaign

DETROIT (AP) – Thousands of volunteers are preparing to join city workers in patrolling Detroit streets as part of the annual three-day Angels’ Night anti-arson campaign.

The observance begins Sunday and runs through Tuesday night.

Residents also are asked to keep porch lights on and report any suspicious activities around vacant structures.

The day before Halloween had historically been a time of mischief and called Devil’s Night in Detroit. Vacant houses began to be torched in the 1980s. The city had more than 800 fires during the Halloween period in 1984.

The city reported 59 fires during last year’s Angels’ Night campaign. Fewer than two dozen were considered suspicious. There were 52 fires in 2015.

This year, the city and community leaders are expanding the number of parties, trick-or-treating and other Halloween-themed activities.

 

 

(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Detroit

Best Places To See Indie Rock In DetroitIt's called Detroit Rock City for a reason.
Guide: Best Barbecue In Metro DetroitSometimes, nothing hits the spot like good barbecue.
Best Ice Cream Shops In Metro DetroitIt's getting warm outside! Take advantage of it.

Watch & Listen LIVE