Friday, September 16, 2016

One dead in seven early morning Chiraq arsons

Chicago Fire Department station
People in Chiraq aren't just shooting each other anymore.

From CBS Chicago:
One person was found dead and several others were left homeless after a string of West Side fires that authorities said were deliberately set.

Neighbors described terrifying efforts to escape the flames after one apartment building was destroyed by a blaze. Fire officials said a total of seven garages were set on fire in a one-mile radius in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood, starting around 3 a.m. Friday.

The largest fire was near Blue Island Avenue and Wood Street, where a fire started in a garage, and spread to two apartment buildings in front of it.

Officials said a total of 25 people were left homeless.

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