Washington Park investigators believe two fires were intentionally set

Washington Park firefighters were ending up placing out a storage fireplace Thursday when a name got here in for an additional fireplace in a close-by vacant residence and investigators believe each fires were intentionally set.

Assistant Fire Chief Ronald Harris stated the primary name for assist got here out at 9:30 a.m. for a fireplace within the 2100 block of North 62nd Street.

“The call came out as heavy smoke in the area,” Harris stated. “Units arrived five minutes after the call and found a detached garage on fire. Units requested a second alarm to get additional manpower due to the nature of the call and the time of day.”

Harris stated the storage “was totally destroyed.”

The Villa Hills Fire Department provided the hearth crews with water.

“Once the water supply was established and while they were finishing up with extinguishing the fire that took about an hour to extinguish, a second call came in for a small fire in a front room of a house in the 1800 block of North 60th Street,” Harris stated.

No accidents were reported because of the two suspicious fires.

“We believe the fires were intentionally set,” Harris stated. “They are currently under investigation by the Washington Park Fire Department.”

Harris thanked the opposite fireplace departments that assisted Washington Park.

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