Detroit had its quietest Devil's Night ever, fewer fires thanks to Angels' Night

Some communities dread the Halloween weekend, thanks the dangerous traditions of Devil's Night. During the Devil's Night weekend, including Halloween, revelers light bonfires and endanger other residents. But this year, Detroit marked a milestone for safety. WXYZ reported on Nov. 1, that the City of Detroit had its quietest Devil's Night ever and recorded far fewer fires thanks to Angels' Night. Detroit set a three-day record low for bonfires city-wide. What is Angels' Night? It's what happens when a vibrant, proactive city works together for the common good. Detroit residents were tired of living fear of wildfires on Halloween, so they organized Angels' Night brigades. And this new tradition paid off: the city recorded only 52 fires over three nights in 2015. That's 97 fires less than in 2014 and a whopping 758 fires less than the worst Devil's Night in 1984.Detroit had its quietest Devil's Night ever, fewer fires thanks to Angels' Night |

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