Thursday, March 25, 2010

Flint Fires: Map and Timeline

Go here for a map and timeline of the fires in Carriage Town and the Grand Traverse neighborhood.

Here's an overview of the story that ran on Friday in The Flint Journal.


  1. If they catch who's doing this, I wonder if they will be tried as terrorists.

  2. They should do something drastic. Setting fires and exhausting the fire fighters we do have as well as the resources of the communities surrounding Flint isn't going to magically make the money appear to bring back those laid off. It's pretty ridiculous, and it's getting more and more dangerous. The fires today are affecting occupied homes. People are going to be killed. That might not be the intent of those starting these fires, but fire isn't exactly a controllable thing either.


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