A number of homeowners on Chicago’s North Side have a cleanup job ahead of them after a firebug torched trash cans and other items in alleys at a dozen locations between 11 p.m. Tuesday night and 3 a.m. Wednesday morning.
In an alley behind the 3900 block of North Ravenswood Avenue, the arsonist hit trash carts at two addresses. Hours later, the evidence of the firebug’s work — melted trash carts, burned garbage and missing siding from one garage — was still visible.
Dumpsters and outbuildings were also hit in the following areas:
No one was hurt in any of the fires. The Chicago Fire Department Bomb and Arson Unit is investigating.