The tide is turning in Flint as the city records one of it's safest Halloween periods in recent memory. Flint Firefighters responded to a total of 6 fires from 5 p.m. October 30Th through 3 a.m. November 1st. In 2008 on the night before Halloween the city responded to 14 fires. There were more than 50 percent fewer fires for that same period this year.
Mayor Dayne Walling credits this success to the more than 150 volunteers who manned the city's police mini-stations and helped police patrol the streets.
The night before Halloween fires peaked in 1994 when there were nearly 200 fires.