The years where Detroit would suffer through hundreds of fires during Halloween week appear to be over.
When the call for action came, hundreds of Angels’ Night volunteers came out in force Thursday evening in Detroit.
Officials say 28 fires were reported during the first 24 hours of Detroit’s annual campaign against arsons.
Detroit residents have begun patrolling their neighborhoods as part of an effort to help prevent arson over the three-day Halloween period.
The emergency curfew will be in effect Wednesday through Friday for all kids age 17 and younger.
According to police, about 500 abandoned vehicles have been removed from city streets since August.
Police will begin towing abandoned vehicles on Detroit streets heading into the three-day Halloween period known as “Angels’ Night.”
Detroit Executive Fire Commissioner Edsel Jenkins credits the growing participation of Angel’s Night citizen volunteers with the continued decline in arson fires being seen throughout the city.
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan pounded the pavement on the East Side Saturday morning to try to drum up volunteers for the annual Angel’s Night campaign.
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says the city had 95 fires over a three-day period that included Halloween, about the same number as in 2011 and 2012.