DETROIT - Detroit Mayor Dave Bing announced Thursday the city experienced 93 fires during the three-day Angels' Night period
In 2011, the city reported 94 fires over the same three-day period of Oct. 29 through Oct.31. The city saw 69 fires during the same period in 2010.
Detroit Fire Commissioner Don Austin broke down the 93 fires his department battled this year. He said 39 fires occurred in occupied dwellings, 20 fires in vacant homes, 12 were vehicle fires, 18 were rubbish fires and four fires occurred in garages in the city.
Detroit police said they detained 50 juveniles on various violations including curfew violations. Police issued 21 parental responsibility tickets to parents.
The number of juveniles detained was down from 123 in 2011.
Austin said, of the structure fires the city saw during the time frame, 60 percent are suspicious and under investigation by arson investigators.
Fire officials said the northeast side of city saw more fires which was expected because of the increased number of abandon homes in the area.
In all, the mayor called the volunteer patrol a success.
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