Mayor Mike Duggan announced today this year's efforts to combat Devils' Night arsons through the city's ongoing “Angels' Night” initiative — his first Devils' Night since being elected. As in past years, neighborhood watch patrols, enforced police curfews for minors, turning on porch lights, and posting signs warning that abandoned buildings are being watched are planned in an effort to curb fires that have plagued Detroit in the Halloween season for years.
Duggan called for all Detroiters to be on alert, even pledging that he will personally join in patrolling efforts, which will last from Oct. 29 to Oct. 31. In addition, 50 fire companies will be on alert, including help from the suburbs.
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