A vacant home in Detroit's Brightmoor neighborhood. (WWJ Photo/Vickie Thomas)

Squatters In ‘Abandonminiums’ Slow Detroit’s Plan To Bulldoze Way To Prosperity

“You look for one that’s decent, already fixed up,” the 58-year-old homeless woman said. She sees it as a community service.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/29/2015

(credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Same House Catches Fire Twice Overnight In Detroit [VIDEO]

Neighbors say squatters are responsible for setting two fires overnight at the same home on Detroit’s northwest side.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/06/2014

Officials: Squatter Killed In House Fire

Officials say a 51-year-old man who was trying to stay warm on Detroit’s west side was killed in a house fire.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/22/2014

A Detroit fire truck. (WWJ/Marie Osborne)

Tale Of Two Cities: “You Feel For The People, They Deserve Better”

As the Midtown and downtown areas continue to thrive, many in the neighborhoods say fire safety is often a bigger concern than crime.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/15/2013

Fire Rips Through Four Homes In Highland Park

Four homes were destroyed or damaged by fire overnight in Highland Park. Three of them were already abandoned, while the fourth saw two people barely escape with their lives.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/02/2013

(credit: Marie Osborne/WWJ)

Squatting In Detroit: “Everybody’s Doing It”

A west side Detroit home has become a make-shift billboard with an ominous warning: Squatters will be shot.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/15/2013

(Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Squatters May Be To Blame For House Fire In Detroit

Detroit firefighters quickly sprung into action Friday morning as flames lit up the sky in Midtown.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/05/2013

WWJ Photo/Ron Dewey

House Explodes On Detroit’s East Side

Arson investigators suspect squatters may be responsible for an explosion on Detroit’s east side Wednesday morning.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/16/2012

(credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images, File)

County Officials Giving Away Detroit Homes For $500; Taxes Must Be Delinquent

Charles Brown, 62, said he’s been squatting in his home for about a year. He said he installed windows and doors and uses the fireplace for heat.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/06/2012

Family Loses Home In Warren Arson Fire

A Warren mother and her four children are burned out of their home, in what police are calling an act of arson.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/29/2011