PHOTOS: Arsonist Crawls Neighborhood Alleys Overnight

Fire sweeps through a Roscoe Street garage.

Several neighbors are dealing with clean-up, insurance claims, and emotional strain after an arsonist swept through neighborhood alleys overnight. No one was injured in the fires. A Boystown resident’s home surveillance system captured images of the arsonist in action.

Our early morning report is HERE and video af the arsonist in action is on our YouTube account HERE. Additional photos follow…

Above: Aftermath of the Roscoe Street fire.
Above/Below: Clean up begins on the Wellington Avenue coach house.
Above: A girl looks on as a man cleans debris from a neighbor’s coach house fire.
ABOVE: Arson investigators say this wooden pallet was intentionally ignited and set the truck ablaze.
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