Michigan Wolverines fans celebrated passionately on Monday night, but the revelry turned problematic as fire crews had to extinguish over 21 small blazes in Ann Arbor after the University of Michigan’s national football championship win.
Following the team’s undefeated season and championship victory, enthusiastic fans took to the streets, leading to 17 “couch and debris” fires between South University Avenue and Hill Street near Washtenaw Avenue.
While the celebrations involved climbing posts and trees, and chanting for the team, fortunately, there were no injuries or damage to buildings or vehicles. Ann Arbor police reported no arrests related to the post-game festivities.
Michigan Football concluded their season with a perfect 15-0 record, marking their first national football championship win with an undefeated season since 1997.
While post-victory celebrations are expected, actions like lighting couches on fire are strongly discouraged, as they pose significant risks and can lead to major disasters.