A garbage bin fire that spread to three garages Saturday night in Hegewisch was determined to be arson, according to Chicago police.
About 11:40 p.m., officers responded to the 13300 block of South Burley Avenue while Chicago fire officials were extinguishing three fires, Chicago police said. Witnesses told officers they heard loud bangs in the alley that sounded like fireworks, and after a short period of time they saw that a fire had begun in the alley in the 13300 block of South Buffalo Avenue.
The fire then spread to another garage in the same block and there was a third garage on fire in the 13000 block of South Burley Avenue, police said.
An investigation found that the fires were started by an unknown person who set multiple garbage cans on fire in the alley before fleeing, police said.
There were no injures or displacements reported.