7 garage fires in Marquette Park investigated

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Bomb and arson investigators are looking into seven garage fires on Chicago’s Southwest Side.

The fire started at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday in a garage on the 2500 block of West 65th Street in the Marquette Park neighborhood.

It quickly spread to neighboring garages, and then jumped across the alley to three more garages.

Bomb and arson investigators are determining whether the fire was accidental or intentional.

One neighbor says he saw someone running in the alley just before the flames erupted. Another neighbor says the fire department had to be called Saturday night because of teenagers lighting rubbish in the alley.

It's unknown if the two incidents are related to the blaze.

Police went door-to-door waking residents up.

No one was injured.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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