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Two Men Charged With Setting Bridgeport Garage Fire

Rafael Delgado (left) and Anthony Catala (right) are charged with setting fire to a garage in Bridgeport. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Rafael Delgado (left) and Anthony Catala (right) are charged with setting fire to a garage in Bridgeport. (Credit: Chicago Police)

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CHICAGO (CBS) – Two men have been charged with arson, after allegedly setting fire to a garage in Bridgeport on Tuesday.

Multiple fires were reported in the Bridgeport neighborhood early Tuesday morning, including a garage fire that started around 1:15 a.m. in the 2900 block of South Canal Street.

Police said 39-year-old Rafael Delgado, and 19-year-old Anthony Ray Catala were identified as the men responsible. Each man was charged with a felony count of arson.

Fire Department investigators examine a garage burned by an arson fire early Tuesday.  (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Fire Department investigators examine a garage burned by an arson fire early Tuesday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Delgado also was charged with a count of felony theft. Police said he had a stolen baseball bat and spotlight in his possession when he was arrested.

Both men were due in court Wednesday afternoon.

The Police Bomb and Arson Unit also was investigating a series of garbage can fires in the alley just west of the 3000 block of South Union Avenue a short time after the garage fire, but no charges have been filed in those fires as of Wednesday morning.