Police conduct arson investigation after pair of fires in Hegewisch; 3 fires since weekend

Police are conducting an arson investigation after firefighters responded to a pair of blazes Monday at a garage and a vacant building on the Far South Side — blocks away from an arson fire that swept through days earlier.

Firefighters responded to the garage fire shortly after midnight in the 13500 block of South Buffalo Avenue in the Hegewisch neighborhood, according to Chicago Fire Deputy District Chief Curtis Hudson.

The blaze spread to three garages across the alley in the 13500 block of South Burley Avenue, Hudson said. No one was injured. Police said they were conducting an arson investigation.


Also Monday, authorities responded to a fire at a vacant building about 8:30 a.m. in the 2700 block of East 130th Street, according to police. No injuries were reported. Police said it was too early to say if it was related to the other fire.

The cause of the Buffalo fire was under investigation but was similar to the one from two days earlier that happened only two blocks away, Hudson said. On Saturday, a person set fire to garage bins causing it to spread to three garages. Chicago police determined it to be arson.