CHICAGO (CBS) — Flames damaged or destroyed at least five garages in the same alley in the Marquette Park neighborhood overnight.
The fire started around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday in the alley between 65th Street and 65th Place, just east of Central Park Avenue.
Galacio Lechuga said he heard a banging noise or explosion around 1:30 a.m., and when he looked out his windows, he saw his next-door neighbor’s garage on fire.
“The whole garage was up in flames. We saw the flames started waving back and forth to our garage, and then they started moving back, like if it was going toward the houses,” he said.