17th annual Blessing of the Lowriders

A family squeezes into the backseat as the sun begins to set during the 17th annual Blessing of the Lowriders in Southwest Detroit. The annual event brings car owners and families together to bless their custom cars before the start of cruising season on Sunday May 3, 2015. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

A family squeezes into the backseat as the sun begins to set during the 17th annual Blessing of the Lowriders in Southwest Detroit. The annual event brings car owners and families together to bless their custom cars before the start of cruising season on Sunday May 3, 2015. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

(left) Kendall Genson, 6 1/2, and Sabrina Gross take for a selfie during the 17th annual Blessing of the Lowriders in Southwest Detroit. The event gathers custom car owners to bless their rides before the start of cruising season on Sunday May 3, 2015. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

(left) Kendall Genson, 6 1/2, and Sabrina Gross take for a selfie during the 17th annual Blessing of the Lowriders in Southwest Detroit. The event gathers custom car owners to bless their rides before the start of cruising season on Sunday May 3, 2015. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

The 17th annual Blessing of the Lowriders was held at livernois Ave. and Otis in Southwest Detroit to bless the custom cars before the start of cruising season on Sunday May 3, 2015. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

The 17th annual Blessing of the Lowriders was held at livernois Ave. and Otis in Southwest Detroit to bless the custom cars before the start of cruising season on Sunday May 3, 2015. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

The 17th annual Blessing of the Lowriders was held at livernois Ave. and Otis in Southwest Detroit to bless the custom cars before the start of cruising season on Sunday May 3, 2015. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

The 17th annual Blessing of the Lowriders was held at livernois Ave. and Otis in Southwest Detroit to bless the custom cars before the start of cruising season on Sunday May 3, 2015. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

Aniela Howard, 5, pretends to drive her father's car during the 17th annual Blessing of the Lowriders in Southwest Detroit. The event gathers custom car owners to bless their rides before the start of cruising season on Sunday May 3, 2015. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

Aniela Howard, 5, pretends to drive her father’s car during the 17th annual Blessing of the Lowriders in Southwest Detroit. The event gathers custom car owners to bless their rides before the start of cruising season on Sunday May 3, 2015. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

The 17th annual Blessing of the Lowriders was held at livernois Ave. and Otis in Southwest Detroit to bless the custom cars before the start of cruising season on Sunday May 3, 2015. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

The 17th annual Blessing of the Lowriders was held at livernois Ave. and Otis in Southwest Detroit to bless the custom cars before the start of cruising season on Sunday May 3, 2015. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

Yedani, 7, and Pablo Mata, of Detroit, look at the car along Livernois Ave during the 17th annual Blessing of the Lowriders in Southwest Detroit. The event gathers custom car owners to bless their rides before the start of cruising season on Sunday May 3, 2015. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

Yedani, 7, and Pablo Mata, of Detroit, look at the car along Livernois Ave during the 17th annual Blessing of the Lowriders in Southwest Detroit. The event gathers custom car owners to bless their rides before the start of cruising season on Sunday May 3, 2015. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

The 17th annual Blessing of the Lowriders was held at livernois Ave. and Otis in Southwest Detroit to bless the custom cars before the start of cruising season on Sunday May 3, 2015. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

The 17th annual Blessing of the Lowriders was held at livernois Ave. and Otis in Southwest Detroit to bless the custom cars before the start of cruising season on Sunday May 3, 2015. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

A family squeezes into the backseat as the sun begins to set during the 17th annual Blessing of the Lowriders in Southwest Detroit. The annual event brings car owners and families together to bless their custom cars before the start of cruising season on Sunday May 3, 2015. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

A family squeezes into the backseat as the sun begins to set during the 17th annual Blessing of the Lowriders in Southwest Detroit. The annual event brings car owners and families together to bless their custom cars before the start of cruising season on Sunday May 3, 2015. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

The 17th annual Blessing of the Lowriders was held at livernois Ave. and Otis in Southwest Detroit to bless the custom cars before the start of cruising season on Sunday May 3, 2015. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

The 17th annual Blessing of the Lowriders was held at livernois Ave. and Otis in Southwest Detroit to bless the custom cars before the start of cruising season on Sunday May 3, 2015. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

A custom Impala sits low at the 17th annual Blessing of the Lowriders in Southwest Detroit. Car owners and their families gathered to bless their lowrider cars before the start of cruising season on Sunday May 3, 2015. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

A custom Impala sits low at the 17th annual Blessing of the Lowriders in Southwest Detroit. Car owners and their families gathered to bless their lowrider cars before the start of cruising season on Sunday May 3, 2015. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

Detroit, 2014.

FEA - American Coney Island employee Chelsea Blessing, 19 of River Rouge, brings more balloons outside during the 4th annual American Coney Island Coney Dog eating contest Thursday in downtown Detroit, Aug. 28, 2014.

FEA – American Coney Island employee Chelsea Blessing, 19 of River Rouge, brings more balloons outside during the 4th annual American Coney Island Coney Dog eating contest Thursday in downtown Detroit, Aug. 28, 2014.

FEA - Three and a half year-old Thea Sugar sits on the bench while her mom Jane Sugar, of Detroit, helps her put on her skates during Friday evening's preseason ice skating opening at the ice rink in Campus Martius Park Downtown Detroit, Nov. 14, 2014.

FEA – Three and a half year-old Thea Sugar sits on the bench while her mom Jane Sugar, of Detroit, helps her put on her skates during Friday evening’s preseason ice skating opening at the ice rink in Campus Martius Park Downtown Detroit, Nov. 14, 2014.

FEA - The Distinguished Clown Corps are a parade favorite, throwing out 300,000 beads to the crowd, during the 88th America's Thanksgiving Parade on Woodward Ave. in Detroit's Midtown Thursday morning Nov. 27, 2014.

FEA – The Distinguished Clown Corps are a parade favorite, throwing out 300,000 beads to the crowd, during the 88th America’s Thanksgiving Parade on Woodward Ave. in Detroit’s Midtown Thursday morning Nov. 27, 2014.

FEA - American Coney Island employee Chelsea Blessing, 19 of River Rouge, carries extra balloons down the street during the 4th annual American Coney Island Coney Dog Eating contest Thursday in downtown Detroit, Aug. 28, 2014.

FEA – American Coney Island employee Chelsea Blessing, 19 of River Rouge, carries extra balloons down the street during the 4th annual American Coney Island Coney Dog Eating contest Thursday in downtown Detroit, Aug. 28, 2014.

FEA - A man looks over the map of the Louvre's collection while resting in the Flemish paintings section, Sept., 2014.

FEA – A man looks over the map of the Louvre’s collection while resting in the Flemish paintings section, Sept., 2014.

FEA - Cena, a black labrador military service dog, kisses US Marine Corps veteran Lance Corporal Jeff DeYoung on the cheek at the arrival gate of Detroit Metropolitan Airport, June, 2014. DeYoung was reunited with the former bomb-sniffing dog Cena after not seen each other in over four years. Two used to work together in Afghanistan detecting IEDS or improvised explosive devices. The 7 year-old dog will retire to the DeYoung family home in Muskegon, MI with Jeff, his wife and their two young daughters.

FEA – Cena, a black labrador military service dog, kisses US Marine Corps veteran Lance Corporal Jeff DeYoung on the cheek at the arrival gate of Detroit Metropolitan Airport, June, 2014. DeYoung was reunited with the former bomb-sniffing dog Cena after not seen each other in over four years. Two used to work together in Afghanistan detecting IEDS or improvised explosive devices. The 7 year-old dog will retire to the DeYoung family home in Muskegon, MI with Jeff, his wife and their two young daughters.

FEA - A couple grooves to Detroit's own 12-piece funk and soul band, Collective Peace, at the basement venue The Shelter, made famous from Eminem's 8-Mile, while a women paints beside the stage on Sunday night in Downtown Detroit, April 13, 2014.

FEA – A couple grooves to Detroit’s own 12-piece funk and soul band, Collective Peace, at the basement venue The Shelter, made famous from Eminem’s 8-Mile, while a women paints beside the stage on Sunday night in Downtown Detroit, April 13, 2014.

PP - Detroit Drumline Academy's founder Robert Gordon Jr. drums outside of his garage on Detroit's west side, where he currently stores over a dozen drums. Gordon mentors middle and high school aged students how to drum and work as a team to be apart of a drumline. Very few Detroit-schools have band programs left, Gordon is trying to keep Detroit's historic drumline spirit alive. Detroit Drumline Academy is vying for the Knight Arts Foundation Challenge People’s Choice Award, with the money Gordon hopes to purchase a practice space for his academy, a place where children can go after school to learn to drum.

PP – Detroit Drumline Academy’s founder Robert Gordon Jr. drums outside of his garage on Detroit’s west side, where he currently stores over a dozen drums. Gordon mentors middle and high school aged students how to drum and work as a team to be apart of a drumline. Very few Detroit-schools have band programs left, Gordon is trying to keep Detroit’s historic drumline spirit alive. Detroit Drumline Academy is vying for the Knight Arts Foundation Challenge People’s Choice Award, with the money Gordon hopes to purchase a practice space for his academy, a place where children can go after school to learn to drum.

GN - Young men look out of a Detroit Police bus after being detained for curfew violation on Monday evening ahead of the annual fireworks display, June 23, 2014.

GN – Young men look out of a Detroit Police bus after being detained for curfew violation on Monday evening ahead of the annual fireworks display, June 23, 2014.

GN - Maleah Egelston, of Battle Creek, is visibly upset over Democrat Mark Schauer's loss in the governor's race to incumbent Republican Rick Snyder, at the Michigan Democratic Party Election Night at the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit, Nov. 4, 2014.

GN – Maleah Egelston, of Battle Creek, is visibly upset over Democrat Mark Schauer’s loss in the governor’s race to incumbent Republican Rick Snyder, at the Michigan Democratic Party Election Night at the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit, Nov. 4, 2014.

SN - A protestor is arrested while marching down Gratiot Ave. on Detroit's eastside, shutting down the street during a rally for Ferguson Tuesday night, Nov. 25, 2014. Two majors protests sparked up over the city, effectively shutting down traffic on 3 different major freeways.

SN – A protestor is arrested while marching down Gratiot Ave. on Detroit’s eastside, shutting down the street during a rally for Ferguson Tuesday night, Nov. 25, 2014. Two majors protests sparked up over the city, effectively shutting down traffic on 3 different major freeways.

PV - Theresa Trybus, of Detroit, sits next to a pot of bring yellow spring flowers during the Easter Sunday service at Ss. Peter and Paul Orthodox Cathedral, 3810 Gilbert St., in Detroit on Sunday April 20, 2014.

PV – Theresa Trybus, of Detroit, sits next to a pot of bring yellow spring flowers during the Easter Sunday service at Ss. Peter and Paul Orthodox Cathedral, 3810 Gilbert St., in Detroit on Sunday April 20, 2014.

SN - Detroit Firefighters use fire 3 hoses to fight two fully-engulfed abandon dwelling fires on E. Kirby St. on Detroit's east side just after midnight on Devil's Night, Oct. 31. Firefights tried to stop the flames from spreading further to an occupied dwelling beside that. At the same time less than a mile away Detroit Firefighters fought two vacant dwelling fires. Devi's Night, the night before Halloween, is historically when arsonists set fire to hundreds of abandon buildings throughout the city of Detroit in one night dating back to the 1970s.

SN – Detroit Firefighters use fire 3 hoses to fight two fully-engulfed abandon dwelling fires on E. Kirby St. on Detroit’s east side just after midnight on Devil’s Night, Oct. 31. Firefights tried to stop the flames from spreading further to an occupied dwelling beside that. At the same time less than a mile away Detroit Firefighters fought two vacant dwelling fires. Devi’s Night, the night before Halloween, is historically when arsonists set fire to hundreds of abandon buildings throughout the city of Detroit in one night dating back to the 1970s.

PV - Two dancers perform "Give and Take Away" a dance choreographed by Cori Terry at the 2014 Michigan Dance Festival Showcase at Oakland University on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2014.

PV – Two dancers perform “Give and Take Away” a dance choreographed by Cori Terry at the 2014 Michigan Dance Festival Showcase at Oakland University on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2014.

SA - Mark Davenport, 26 of Toledo, skates the big bowl in the advance contest at the grand opening of the Ann Arbor Skatepark in Veterans Memorial Park in Ann Arbor, MI on Saturday, June 21, 2014.

SA – Mark Davenport, 26 of Toledo, skates the big bowl in the advance contest at the grand opening of the Ann Arbor Skatepark in Veterans Memorial Park in Ann Arbor, MI on Saturday, June 21, 2014.

SF - Legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk high fives kids as his walks along the edge of the 'big bowl' at the new Ann Arbor Skatepark in Veterans Memorial Park during its grand opening on Saturday in Ann Arbor, MI, June 21, 2014.

SF – Legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk high fives kids as his walks along the edge of the ‘big bowl’ at the new Ann Arbor Skatepark in Veterans Memorial Park during its grand opening on Saturday in Ann Arbor, MI, June 21, 2014.

PV - A women takes a nap in the late afternoon sun outside of the Louvre Museum in Paris, France on a warm September day.

PV – A women takes a nap in the late afternoon sun outside of the Louvre Museum in Paris, France on a warm September day.

PV - Smoke filters through the afternoon sun as a fire burns a vacant home on Detroit''s Old Poletown neighborhood. A family came to see the flames which brought the smoke that could be seen from miles away, Aug. 30, 2014.

PV – Smoke filters through the afternoon sun as a fire burns a vacant home on Detroit”s Old Poletown neighborhood. A family came to see the flames which brought the smoke that could be seen from miles away, Aug. 30, 2014.

PV - The final tower of the Brewster-Douglass Housing Projects is demolished as the Renaissance Center, General Motors' world headquarters, is masked in its dust, Aug. 21, 2014. The low-income Brewsters sprawled over 14-acres of land and were most notable for being the childhood home of Diana Ross and Lily Tomlin. Crime and drugs took over the project as Detroit's population decreased; its last tenets left in 2008. The Brewsters sat vacant for years until its demolition 6 years later in 2014 as Detroit looked to find its way out of bankruptcy.

PV – The final tower of the Brewster-Douglass Housing Projects is demolished as the Renaissance Center, General Motors’ world headquarters, is masked in its dust, Aug. 21, 2014. The low-income Brewsters sprawled over 14-acres of land and were most notable for being the childhood home of Diana Ross and Lily Tomlin. Crime and drugs took over the project as Detroit’s population decreased; its last tenets left in 2008. The Brewsters sat vacant for years until its demolition 6 years later in 2014 as Detroit looked to find its way out of bankruptcy.

Election Night 2014: tears and cheers at the Michigan Democratic Party | MLive Detroit

Maleah Egelston, of Battle Creek, upset over Democrat Mark Schauer loss of the governor's race to incumbent Republican Rick Snyder, at the Michigan Democratic Party Election Night at the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit Nov. 4, 2014. (Tanya Moutzalias/ MLive Detroit)

Maleah Egelston, of Battle Creek, upset over Democrat Mark Schauer loss of the governor’s race to incumbent Republican Rick Snyder, at the Michigan Democratic Party Election Night at the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit Nov. 4, 2014. (Tanya Moutzalias/ MLive Detroit)

Interns (names withheld) of Democrat Mark Schauer's campaign hug during Schauer's concession speech in the loss of the governor's race to incumbent Republican Rick Snyder, at the Michigan Democratic Party Election Night at the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit Nov. 4, 2014. (Tanya Moutzalias/ MLive Detroit)

Interns (names withheld) of Democrat Mark Schauer’s campaign hug during Schauer’s concession speech in the loss of the governor’s race to incumbent Republican Rick Snyder, at the Michigan Democratic Party Election Night at the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit Nov. 4, 2014. (Tanya Moutzalias/ MLive Detroit)

Schauer's Campaign Call Time Manager Laura Leblanc, of Battle Creek, hugs Tyler Nichols, of Monroe, with tears in her eyes after Democrat Mark Schauer loss the governor's race to incumbent Republican Rick Snyder, at the Michigan Democratic Party Election Night at the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit Nov. 4, 2014. (Tanya Moutzalias/ MLive Detroit)

Schauer’s Campaign Call Time Manager Laura Leblanc, of Battle Creek, hugs Tyler Nichols, of Monroe, with tears in her eyes after Democrat Mark Schauer loss the governor’s race to incumbent Republican Rick Snyder, at the Michigan Democratic Party Election Night at the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit Nov. 4, 2014. (Tanya Moutzalias/ MLive Detroit)

Runner mate for Lt. Gov. Lisa Brown looked on with teary eyes as Democrat Mark Schauer gave their concession speech for the governor of Michigan, which was won by incumbent Republican Rick Snyder, at the Michigan Democratic Party Election Night at the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit Nov. 4, 2014. (Tanya Moutzalias/ MLive Detroit)

Runner mate for Lt. Gov. Lisa Brown looked on with teary eyes as Democrat Mark Schauer gave their concession speech for the governor of Michigan, which was won by incumbent Republican Rick Snyder, at the Michigan Democratic Party Election Night at the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit Nov. 4, 2014. (Tanya Moutzalias/ MLive Detroit)

A young girls listens to Democrat Gary Peters give his victory speech at the Michigan Democratic Party Election Night at the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit Nov. 4, 2014. (Tanya Moutzalias/ MLive Detroit)

A young girls listens to Democrat Gary Peters give his victory speech at the Michigan Democratic Party Election Night at the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit Nov. 4, 2014. (Tanya Moutzalias/ MLive Detroit)

A supporter holds up a sign for Democratic candidate for Secretary of State Godfrey Dillard during Dillard's concession speech at the Michigan Democratic Party Election Night at the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit Nov. 4, 2014. (Tanya Moutzalias/ MLive Detroit)

A supporter holds up a sign for Democratic candidate for Secretary of State Godfrey Dillard during Dillard’s concession speech at the Michigan Democratic Party Election Night at the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit Nov. 4, 2014. (Tanya Moutzalias/ MLive Detroit)

Democrat Gary Peters gives his victory speech at the Michigan Democratic Party Election Night at the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit Nov. 4, 2014. (Tanya Moutzalias/ MLive Detroit)

Democrat Gary Peters gives his victory speech at the Michigan Democratic Party Election Night at the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit Nov. 4, 2014. (Tanya Moutzalias/ MLive Detroit)

Democrat Senate candidate Gary Peters hugs retiring Senator Carl Levin whose seat he will replace. Peters gave his victory speech at the Michigan Democratic Party Election Night at the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit Nov. 4, 2014. (Tanya Moutzalias/ MLive Detroit)

Democrat Senate candidate Gary Peters hugs retiring Senator Carl Levin whose seat he will replace. Peters gave his victory speech at the Michigan Democratic Party Election Night at the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit Nov. 4, 2014. (Tanya Moutzalias/ MLive Detroit)

Senator John Conyers,  speaks to media at the Michigan Democratic Party Election Night Rally at MGM Grand Casino in Detroit, Nov. 4, 2014. (Tanya Moutzalias/ MLive Detroit)

Rep. John Conyers speaks to media at the Michigan Democratic Party Election Night Rally at MGM Grand Casino in Detroit, Nov. 4, 2014. (Tanya Moutzalias/ MLive Detroit)

Detroit Devil’s Night 2014

MLive Detroit crime reporter Gus Burns reported, “Detroit officials have reported 66 fires since Midnight Tuesday, 31 of which have been deemed suspicious, likely arson. The heaviest night of fires is traditionally Oct. 30, known as Devil’s night to arsonists and Angels’ Night to the public-private coordinated effort attempting to thwart the efforts of firebugs. Mayor Mike Duggan’s office reports 38 fires on Thursday though midnight, 24 of which were labeled suspicious. That’s’ a reduction by one fire compared to the same period in 2013.”

Flames shoot high into the air as Detroit Firefighters took a defensive stance at an abandon dwelling fire at 3140 E. Kirby St., between Elmwood and McDougall St. on Detroit's near east side, just after midnight on Devil's Night Oct. 31, 2014. The fire spread to the abandon house next door as DFD tried to stop it from spreading further to an occupied dwelling beside that. At the same time less than a mile away DFD fought two vacant dwelling fires.

Flames shoot high into the air as Detroit Firefighters took a defensive stance at an abandon dwelling fire at 3140 E. Kirby St., between Elmwood and McDougall St. on Detroit’s near east side, just after midnight on Devil’s Night Oct. 31, 2014. The fire spread to the abandon house next door as DFD tried to stop it from spreading further to an occupied dwelling beside that. At the same time less than a mile away DFD fought two vacant dwelling fires.

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Detroit Firefighters use fire 3 hoses to fight two fully-engulfed abandon dwelling fires at 3140 E. Kirby St. between Elmwood and McDougall St. on Detroit's near east side just after midnight on Devil's Night Oct. 31, 2014.

Detroit Firefighters use fire 3 hoses to fight two fully-engulfed abandon dwelling fires at 3140 E. Kirby St. between Elmwood and McDougall St. on Detroit’s near east side just after midnight on Devil’s Night Oct. 31, 2014.

The grass burns at an abandon dwelling fire at 3140 E. Kirby St. between Elmwood and McDougall St. on Detroit's near east side just after midnight on Devil's Night Oct. 31, 2014.

The grass burns at an abandon dwelling fire at 3140 E. Kirby St. between Elmwood and McDougall St. on Detroit’s near east side just after midnight on Devil’s Night Oct. 31, 2014.

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Detroit Firefighters stand in nearly knee-deep water as they fought an abandon dwelling fire at 3140 E. Kirby St. between Elmwood and McDougall St. on Detroit's near east side just after midnight on Devil's Night Oct. 31, 2014.

Detroit Firefighters stand in nearly knee-deep water as they fought an abandon dwelling fire at 3140 E. Kirby St. between Elmwood and McDougall St. on Detroit’s near east side just after midnight on Devil’s Night Oct. 31, 2014.

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Two Detroit Firefighters control a tower ladder from atop their engine at two abandon dwelling fires at Mt. Elliot and E Warren just after midnight on Devil's Night Oct. 31, 2014. At the same time and less than a mile away DFD fought two other vacant dwelling fires. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the )

Two Detroit Firefighters control a tower ladder from atop their engine at two abandon dwelling fires at Mt. Elliot and E Warren just after midnight on Devil’s Night Oct. 31, 2014. At the same time and less than a mile away DFD fought two other vacant dwelling fires.

Trees and remnants of a house stand in the embers of an abandon dwelling fire at Mt. Elliot and E Warren just after midnight on Devil's Night Oct. 31, 2014. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the )

Trees and remnants of a house stand in the embers of an abandon dwelling fire at Mt. Elliot and E Warren just after midnight on Devil’s Night Oct. 31, 2014. 

A Detroit Firefighters prepares to use the hose on a fire that spread into abandon third structure at Mt. Elliot and E Warren just after midnight on Devil's Night Oct. 31, 2014. At the same time and less than a mile away DFD fought two other vacant dwelling fires. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the )

A Detroit Firefighters prepares to use the hose on a fire that spread into abandon third structure at Mt. Elliot and E Warren just after midnight on Devil’s Night Oct. 31, 2014. At the same time and less than a mile away DFD fought two other vacant dwelling fires. 

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Old Poletown fire

On the way to the Detroit Jazz Festival for an assignment I took a short detour to follow the plume of smoke billowing up from the city’s near east side. This time it lead me to an abandon house fire in Detroit’s Old Poletown. Somehow the colors and light just fit. Here are some Instagram edits of the photos from a short detour.

Abandon house fire on Detroit's east side in the city's old Poletown East neighborhood #dfd #Detroit

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Beware of Dog. Old Poletown #Detroit

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Sunlight and smoke from an abandon house fire mix on #Detroit's east side

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Private parking shadows #Detroit

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4th annual American Coney Dog Eating Challenge | Detroit News

Detroit News photo gallery: 4th annual American Coney Dog Eating Challenge

Ameircan Coney Island employee Chelsea Blessing, 19 of River Rouge, carries extra balloons down the street during the 4th annual American Coney Island Coney Dog Eating contest Thursday in downtown Detroit, Aug. 28. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the Detroit News)

Ameircan Coney Island employee Chelsea Blessing, 19 of River Rouge, carries extra balloons down the street during the 4th annual American Coney Island Coney Dog Eating contest Thursday in downtown Detroit, Aug. 28. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the Detroit News)

Chelsea Blessing, 19 of River Rouge, carries extra balloons outside during the 4th annual American Coney Island Coney Dog Eating contest Thursday in downtown Detroit, Aug. 28. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the Detroit News)

Chelsea Blessing, 19 of River Rouge, carries extra balloons outside during the 4th annual American Coney Island Coney Dog Eating contest Thursday in downtown Detroit, Aug. 28. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the Detroit News)

Matthew Holowicki, of Plymouth, destroys coney dog after coney dog at the 4th annual American Coney Island Coney Dog Eating contest Thursday in downtown Detroit, Aug. 28. Holowicki would win the eating challenge by breaking a record by consuming 17 coney dogs. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the Detroit News)

Matthew Holowicki, of Plymouth, mows down coney dog after coney dog at the 4th annual American Coney Island Coney Dog Eating contest Thursday in downtown Detroit, Aug. 28. Holowicki would win the eating challenge by breaking a record by consuming 17 coney dogs. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the Detroit News)

A young girl watches from inside American Coney Island as participants compete in the Coney Dog Eating contest Thursday in downtown Detroit, Aug. 28. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the Detroit News)

A young girl watches from inside American Coney Island as participants compete in the Coney Dog Eating contest Thursday in downtown Detroit, Aug. 28. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the Detroit News)

Tim Cope, of Port Huron, wears a hot dog necklace signed by 9 different competitive eating champions as his inspiration at 4th annual American Coney Island Coney Dog Eating contest Thursday in downtown Detroit, Aug. 28. This was Cope's third year competing and vows to win next year. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the Detroit News)

Tim Cope, of Port Huron, wears a hot dog necklace signed by 9 different competitive eating champions as his inspiration at 4th annual American Coney Island Coney Dog Eating contest Thursday in downtown Detroit, Aug. 28. This was Cope’s third year competing and vows to win next year. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the Detroit News)

A server waits with more trays of hot dogs to be delivered as the competition grows closer between 3 hungry participants in the 4th annual American Coney Island Coney Dog Eating contest Thursday in downtown Detroit, Aug. 28. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the Detroit News)

A server waits with more trays of hot dogs to be delivered as the competition grows closer between 3 hungry participants in the 4th annual American Coney Island Coney Dog Eating contest Thursday in downtown Detroit, Aug. 28. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the Detroit News)