6 Andersonville garages catch fire

August 8, 2012 (CHICAGO)

The fires began just after midnight. Police say no one was hurt.

Property was damaged, including at least three cars that were destroyed and siding melted off several homes.

The fires occurred at 1625 W. Berwyn, 1627 W. Berwyn, 1631 W. Berwyn, 1626 W. Farragut, 1628 W. Farragut and 1630 W. Farragut.

Police are investigating whether the fire was intentionally set.

"We are out here, flames are shooting up like crazy, so we grabbed garden hoses and are hosing down our garages and everything to prevent it from spreading," said Richard Sypniewski.

Ty Hanson and his wife lost their Jeep and 1975 Stingray corvette they were rebuilding. The fire from the neighboring garage apparently jumped to theirs.

"I thought maybe some kids or something were shooting off firecrackers are something," Hanson said.

Juan Vazquez was clipping away the debris on two of his garages.

"I do not have as much to do as other people but call insurance, pay my deductible," he said.

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