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Swbaby12345
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Post Number: 10
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Monday, April 09, 2007 - 11:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Anyone have pics of areal views from back in the day when there was a bunch of fires set on devil's night?
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Southen
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Post Number: 132
Registered: 08-2006
Posted on Monday, April 09, 2007 - 11:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You sure you dont mean Angel's night?
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Swbaby12345
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Post Number: 12
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Monday, April 09, 2007 - 11:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

LOL
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Dfd
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Post Number: 235
Registered: 09-2004
Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 8:33 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here is a start:

http://cms.firehouse.com/conte nt/article/article.jsp?section Id=45&id=45445

Sounds like the 80s were the worst.
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56packman
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Post Number: 1216
Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 8:40 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It was Mardi Gras for pyromaniacs and fire fighting enthusiasts, who used to come to Detroit for the event. It was one of the few sources of Detroit tourism going on in the 80's
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Scs100
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Post Number: 758
Registered: 12-2006
Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 8:43 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)





Take this, face aerial view, and multiply by a lot.

Sorry, this is the best I could find.
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Swbaby12345
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Post Number: 15
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 - 2:57 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

great pics! Do you know what areas of detroit were hit the hardest?
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Scs100
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Post Number: 783
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Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 - 8:13 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

No, sorry. I wasn't alive during the 80s. I just googled Devils Night.
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56packman
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Post Number: 1221
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Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 - 8:27 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"Do you know what areas of Detroit were hit the hardest?"


the areas with abandoned houses
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El_jimbo
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Post Number: 80
Registered: 12-2006
Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 - 3:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"Wasn't alive during the 80s"?!

Is 26 too early to start feeling old?
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Exmotowner
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Post Number: 187
Registered: 06-2005
Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 - 3:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Fires were everywhere in the city! I worked at 8 and a half and Hoover and we used to go up on the top of the building to watch the fires. There was no one place. All the city had fires. and Yes 26 is too young to start feeling old so...STOP IT! LOL
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Dfd
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Post Number: 237
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Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2007 - 11:30 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The way I understand it, the citizen volunteers and police helicopters have cut the numbers of fires a lot on halloween night. So now the fires are being set a week or two before and after halloween. DFD is still getting beat half to death during the halloween season. don't know how they do it!

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