- Associated Press - Thursday, October 9, 2014

DETROIT (AP) - Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and other city leaders are asking residents to patrol their neighborhoods over the three-day Halloween period as part of an annual effort to stop arsons, especially at abandoned structures.

Duggan was elected last year and is presiding over his first so-called “Angels’ Night.” He held a news conference Thursday to outline this year’s volunteer effort, saying he’ll personally patrol all three nights, Oct. 29-31.

Angels’ Night has been credited with drastically reducing the number of intentionally set fires at the end of October.

It’s a long-running response to what was known as Devil’s Night, the day before Halloween. In 1984, Detroit had more than 800 fires during the period.

Last year, 95 were reported.



Angels’ night site: https://bit.ly/1vUoUS1

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