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38 Vehicles Set on Fire in Gresham, West Pullman

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Dozens of cars were lit on fire Monday in two separate arsons in Gresham and West Pullman on the city’s South and Far South sides.

About midnight, someone entered a fenced lot in the 300 block of East 115th Street and set fire to eight abandoned vehicles, according to Chicago police and fire officials.

At 12:37 a.m., someone entered a private towing yard in the 8800 block of South Genoa Avenue and set 30 cars on fire, police and fire officials said.

No injuries were reported in either incident and no one is in custody, authorities said.

It was not immediately clear whether the two arsons were related, police said. The CPD Arson Unit is investigating.

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