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Halloween horror as arsonist targets homes with holiday spirit: cops

Chicago police are looking for a suspected arsonist who is prowling the Northwest Side and lighting Halloween decorations on fire.

The police department’s 19th District, which includes neighborhoods such as Lincoln Square and North Center, sent out a community alert Tuesday with regard to eight fires that targeted Halloween and autumn decorations or trash cans between Oct. 4 and Oct. 16.

The latest three fires, which were carried out between Oct. 11 and Oct. 16, targeted decorations on the porches of homes, including a fire on North Hoyne Street that damaged a home, police said. No one was injured, but a family had to move out due to the fire damage, Fox 32 reported.

Police advised residents of the area to move Halloween and seasonal decorations away from structures.

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