Detroit tries stopping Devils' Night arsons

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DETROIT (13abc, Action News) - Mayor Mike Duggan is expected to join police and fire officials to discuss the results of the annual Angels' Night anti-arson campaign.

City officials will be joined Sunday afternoon by community leaders and volunteer coordinators involved with neighborhood patrols.

The number of fires reported and curfew violators detained over the three-day Halloween period are expected to be announced.

City officials said Saturday that only 28 fires had been reported over the first two days compared to 66 at the same time in 2014.

More than 3,500 people volunteered to help patrol Detroit streets this year.

The campaign is a long-running response to what used to be known as Devil's Night, the day before Halloween. In 1984, Detroit had more than 800 fires during the period.



 
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