DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit’s three-day Angels’ Night anti-arson campaign is kicking off with thousands of volunteers expected to patrol neighborhoods in hopes of preventing intentionally-set fires.

An emergency curfew will be in effect Wednesday through Friday for all kids age 17 and younger. From 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. each night, all minors have to be accompanied by a parent or guardian or show that they are going to or from work or a school function. Those violating the curfew will be ticketed and held until they are picked up by a parent, who could also be ticketed.

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Additionally, the city has placed restrictions on gasoline during the Angels’ Night campaign. The emergency ordinance prohibits the dispensing of fuel into portable containers through 11:59 p.m. on Halloween, except for certain emergency situations for those 18 years of age and older.

How you can get involved with this year’s Angels’ Night campaign:

• Watch Your Block Patrol Program — Block clubs, Citizens’ Radio Patrols, community organizations and churches are encouraged to patrol a two- to three-block radius around their neighborhoods.

• Adopt-A-House Program — Volunteers watch or adopt specific vacant buildings in city neighborhoods. This Building Is Being Watched signs are posted on adopted buildings.

• Porch Light Program — Volunteers turn on their porch lights, or any outdoor lights, between dusk and dawn.

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• Eyes and Ears Program — Volunteers regularly look out their windows to make sure no suspicious activity is taking place, and call 911 if they do see something out of the ordinary.

City officials are also encouraging all residents to:

• Turn on outside lights at their homes from dusk until morning on each day of the Halloween period.

• Report any suspicious activity they observe to the Detroit Police Department by calling 911.

• Place refuse containers or bulk items at the curb before 7 a.m. on the morning of the collection day, rather than the night before, and remove refuse containers immediately after the trash is collected.

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