Burn One Year on the Front Lines of the Battle to Save Detroit.

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2013 | NR | Documentary | 1hr, 26m

The documentary takes audiences to the frontlines of Detroit, a city where some residents seem to think of arson as a sport. Detroit has more fires than any city in the United States: A population dro... more

In Movie Theaters U.S.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

On DVD

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

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Producer

Denis Leary

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DIRECTOR

Tom Putnam
Brenna Sanchez

Screenwriter

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NR Not Rated

Storyline

The documentary takes audiences to the frontlines of Detroit, a city where some residents seem to think of arson as a sport. Detroit has more fires than any city in the United States: A population drop from 1.85 million in 1950 to near 700,000 today has left 80,000 abandoned structures as kindling. The result is a city with 30,000 fire calls a year — the highest fire-load in America. On average, Detroit sees 30 structure fires daily (firefighters estimate that more than 90% are set intentionally), while Los Angeles, with a population of 4 million, sees only 11 structure fires per day.
from detroitfirefilm.org

Trivia & Production Notes

  • Winner of the Audience Award at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival.
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  • Burn: One Year on the Front Lines of the Battle to Save Detroit

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