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Sunday, May 15, 2011

17 Arsons, 4 Days, 1 Detroit Neighborhood

Burning down the houses in Detroit, usually a Halloween pastime (Devils Night) but when the houses sit vacant bad things happen in them.
Crackheads, vagrants and gangs like to hang out in them, they party sell drugs rape the neighborhood girls.
Burning them down is a way to prevent it.

DETROIT, Mich. - It's known as Detroit's forgotten neighborhood left to burn and decay.

The neighborhood is under attack by a fire bug, hit by 17 arson fires in four days. The people who remain are begging authorities for help, reports.

"They started like two fires the other day, back to back. The firemen left, then there was another one that started. So it was really bad," resident Charlita Kreft said.

The fire starter is making his rounds on Detroit's east side where now there are literally just shells of houses on some blocks.

"To have an area that has been so hard hit in the past, we had a few fires back in August that really hit the area badly, and then to just have the number of fires that keep happening and happening. The majority of the fires have been proven to be arson," Detroit Fire Capt. Steve Kirschner told

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