Companies in Chicago were busy early this morning taking in seven fires in one neighborhood. Â All the fires appear to be the work of an arsonist. Â More on the fires below.
ABC 7 Chicago – “A man was found dead at the scene of one of seven fires that authorities said were intentionally set on Chicago’s Southwest Side. His death was classified as a homicide.
Police said all of the arsons were set around 3 a.m. Friday. Around 100 firefighters from across the city helped extinguish those fires.”
“Paul Foertsch, a Chicago Fire Department district chief, said the fires started in alley garbage cans that eventually spread to garages and homes.
Firefighters who responded to a blaze in a garage in the 2100-block of West 21st Street in the city’s Heart of Chicago neighborhood discovered an adult male inside, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.”