Investigators eye two suspicious fires at Old Town high-rise

The entrance to Eugenie Terrace, 1730 North Clark. | Google

Arson detectives are investigating a pair of suspicious fires discovered in an Old Town high-rise apartment building this month. No injuries or significant damage were reported in either fire.

The most recent fire at the 44-story Eugenie Terrace building was discovered at 5:20 p.m. today, Feb. 9, in a west stairwell, according to fire officials.

An automatic alarm brought fire personnel to the scene and the rubbish fire was extinguished using hand pump devices. The fire is under investigation.

Sunday’s fire is similar to an incident in the same building on Feb. 1.

In that case, fire personnel who responded to an automatic alarm around 1:45 p.m. found a garbage can on fire on the 29th floor. Arson investigators concluded the fire was intentionally set.

Eugenie Terrace is a 44-floor residential complex with 575 rental units, according to the building’s website. Advertised rents begin at $2,300 for available one-bedroom units.

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