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Dozen Dumpster Fires Erupt On North Side Overnight

A dozen Dumpster fires erupted overnight, including this one at Hermitage and Irving Park Road. (CBS)

A dozen Dumpster fires erupted overnight, including this one at Hermitage and Irving Park Road. (CBS)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago police and fire investigators are looking into several overnight Dumpster fires on the North Side.

There appears there were about a dozen separate incidents all within the North Center and Lakeview neighborhoods

There have been no reports of injuries.

Authorities believe the fires may have been set by a suspect riding from location-to-location on a bike.

The fires occurred:

  • Twice in the 3900 block of North Ravenswood Avenue
  • Twice in the 4000 block of North Damen Avenue
  • 1700 block of West Irving Park Road
  • Twice in the 1900 block of West Irving Park Road
  •  West Irving Park Road and North Wolcott Avenue
  • 4000 block of North Hermitage Avenue
  • 750 block of West Cornelia Avenue
  • North Halsted Street and West Cornelia Avenue
  • 3500 block of North Halsted Street

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