|A framed photo of Wrigley Field is seen through the burned-out window of a Boystown home Sunday.|
|The twisted springs of a burned|
mattress (or two) lie beneath a Boystown
apartment window Sunday morning.
She awoke this morning to the sight of flames coming through her window and called 911. Somehow, someway, a mattress was set ablaze between her home and her neighbors. No one was injured.
The Boystown resident's overnight horror is believed to have marked the return of Lake View's serial arsonist, who had not been heard from in exactly one month—last striking with two fires on September 26, a block or so from this morning's blaze.
Fire and police responded to this morning's fire in the 900 block of Newport at 1:37AM. There, off of the alley, a mattress leaning against a yellow-sided home was set ablaze. Fueled by the flammable siding, flames raced to the top of the 4-story home.
|A discarded mattress and box spring lie under the Red Line tracks|
at Newport, perhaps 100 yards from this morning's fire.
|Melted siding droops.|
Whoever is starting these fires surely has no trouble finding good fire-starting materials.
Under the Red Line tracks, less than 100 yards from this morning's fire, a mattress and box spring lie stacked up next to trash receptacles. Just begging someone with the wrong intentions to carry them down the alley a bit and strike a match.
Meanwhile, bail for Daniel Grunauer, the former Wrigleyville bartender who has been called a possible "associate" of the Lake View arsonist, has seen his bail lowered from "no bail" to $75,000.
Grunauer is charged with burglary after allegedly breaking into an Uptown apartment complex that was subsequently set on fire as well as attempted arson for allegedly lighting a dumpster ablaze in an Uptown alley.
|Flames raced to the top floor of the home. .|
Police say Grunauer gave "admissions" in both cases.
Grunauer previously worked at Fiesta Cantina on Clark Street, a half-block from this morning's fire.
He has not been charged with any Lake View fires.