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At least 8 fires reported on Milwaukee’s south side

MILWAUKEE -- Officials are investigating multiple overnight fires on Milwaukee's south side.

Fire officials received reports of at least eight rubbish fires between 2:50 a.m. and 4:50 a.m. Some of those fires spread to nearby buildings.

At this time, police say there is a high probability these fires are related. The suspects are unknown, however, police indicate they are possibly juveniles on bicycles.

List of fires reported:

  • 2:50 a.m. on June 9 in the 2800 block of W. Hayes Avenue where two garbage cans were set on fire.
  • 2:50 a.m. on June 9 in the 3000 block of W. Hayes Avenue where a garbage can was lit on fire and spread to a garage.
  • 3:00 a.m. on June 9 in the 2400 block of S. 29th Street where two garbage cans and a fence were set on fire.
  • 3:30 a.m. on June 9 in the 1600 block of S. 20th Street where a garbage can was lit on fire and spread to two garages.
  • 3:40 a.m. on June 9 in the 1900 block of S. 28th Street where a garbage cart was lit on fire.  Additionally, the suspects attempted to set fire to a garage but were unsuccessful.
  • 3:50 a.m. on June 9 in the 1000 block of W. Lapham Street where a garbage cart was lit on fire and spread to a building.
  • 4:00 a.m. on June 9 in the 1400 block of S. 11th Street where a garbage cart was lit on fire.
  • 4:50 a.m. on June 9 in the 1800 block of S. 25th Street where a garbage can was lit on fire.

The West Allis Fire Department also responded because there were two scenes so close to each other.

Fire near 10th and Lapham

No additional details have been released -- including the cause of the fire or if any injuries were sustained.