A series of intentionally-set fires caused significant damage to vehicles along a two-block stretch of Wrigleyville and Boystown overnight. Four vehicles appear to be completely destroyed and at least three others sustained significant damage. No injuries were reported.
|This Cadillac (L) was among the cars destroyed overnight.|
The first sign of trouble came at 2:17 this morning when officers assigned to the Clark Street “entertainment detail” found a mattress on fire behind the Red Ivy bar, 3525 N Clark. It was quickly extinguished.
Two hours later, the real problems started: A rubbish fire in the alley behind the 3400 blocks of Clark and Sheffield; multiple cars on fire behind 3514 N. Wilton—with flames reaching as high as the overhead L tracks; another car on fire against a residence further north in the 3500 block of Wilton; and a
porch smoldering a couple of homes north of that.
Bomb and Arson investigators arrived to begin their investigation around 7:30AM.
|This mattress fire behind Red Ivy sports bar on Clark Street
was the first sign of trouble overnight.