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Police Issue Alert After North Side Garbage Fires

Silhouette Of Firefighter. File Photo. (Nate Azark/WBBM)

Silhouette Of Firefighter. File Photo. (Nate Azark/WBBM)

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CHICAGO (STMW) – Police are searching for someone who set fires to at least four city garbage cans in the Roscoe Village and Lake View neighborhoods.

Police Bomb and Arson detectives issued a community alert Tuesday that labels the early-morning fires arson.

The fires have spread to nearby garage cans, buildings and a vehicle, the alert said.

The latest fire happened at 4:28 a.m. Nov. 10 at 1231 W. Addison St., police said. Another was reported about 11:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at 3433 N. Leavitt St.

The first fire happened at 4:03 a.m. Oct. 5 at 1306 W. Cornelia Ave., while another was reported Oct. 8 in the 3500 block of North Oakley Avenue, police said.

The alert asks people to be aware of all suspicious activity in nearby alleys, and to report suspicious activities. It also asks people to call 311 to report non-functioning alley lights.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or detectives at (312) 736-7619.

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