only five structure fires.
In 1994, the year after a relatively quiet Devil's Night, city officials attempted to rebrand it as "Halloween Eve." That Halloween Eve, there were 182 fires set, the highest number since 215 in 1986, and three times the 1993 total.
The Angels' Night rebranding took place in 1997, under then-Mayor Dennis Archer. The focus turned to recruiting "angels," volunteers whose patrols were intended to provide a deterrent to the firebugs who drew national attention to Detroit more than a decade earlier,
when 500-plus fires torched the city in 1984.
I'm so glad I don't live there anymore.
ᎳhᎬᏁ Ꭺ ᎶuᏁ ᏟuᏞᏆuᏒᎬ fᎪᎥᏞs, Ꭺ ᏒᎪᏢᎬ ᏟuᏞᏆuᏒᎬ ᏢᏒᎬᏉᎪᎥᏞs