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String of Dumpsters Lit on Fire

Several dumpsters scattered throughout Rockford go up in flames. Fire investigators have some idea who the culprit is thanks to video surveillance.

Rockford Fire Department responded to eight dumpster fires between 11 P.M. Friday and 2 A.M. today. The fires caused damage to the containers and minor damage to surrounding buildings. The incidents have been ruled arson.

The incidents occurred at the following locations:
•700 South Street
•200 South Madison
•500 West Jefferson
•300 West Jefferson
•400 North Court
•600 West State
•700 West State
•1200 West State

This photo shows the suspect wearing a backpack and baseball hat. He’s described as a white male approximately 6’ feet tall with a thin build wearing a grey or green t-shirt and long pants.

If anyone has any information on these incidents or can identify the man in this surveillance camera photo they're urged to call Rockford Fire Department.

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