As mentioned by “E”, GHB and Weegee in yesterday’s Open Thread Wednesday, a small garbage fire raged and annoyed residents of Joralemon Street on Tuesday night. Today, the Brooklyn Eagle speculates that the blaze was not spontaneous combustion but rather an act of arson. A group of “young men and women” were seen fleeing the scene in an SUV according to reporter Ryan Thompson.
Brooklyn Eagle: Arson…: Though it appeared as though the rubbish fire in front of 107 Joralemon St. was quite possibly lit by the people who seemingly fled in the SUV, that fact has not been confirmed. Neither the police nor fire department could confirm that the fire was an act of arson, either. But at midnight, it seems unlikely that the flames spontaneously combusted within the garbage.
Fire, Fire, Fire on my brain [Paper Skies]