September 26, 2013 Bronx N.Y. A garbage fire around midnight a the Majestic apartments caused 3 smoke inhalation injuries and forced evacuation. It follows a garbage fire that damaged a SUV on September 15.
Wednesday September 25, 2013 On Ventura Boulevard in Los Angeles, California, a man was questioned and booked on parole violation in connection with a series of six trash can fires set at about 8:40 p.m. One building with a business and apartments caught fire, sending smoke out the roof and causing at least $20,000 in damage. A man in his 50s was booked on parole violation matching the description of a man seen near the fires as a suspect at 1 a.m. September 26.
September 24, 2013 A garbage truck in San Diego had to dump its load in the middle of the road which firefighters quickly extinguished. No injuries, but traffic was blocked. fox5sandiego
September 22, 2013 In Chapel Hill Texas, firefighters spent 3 hours fighting a fire that started in a garbage truck that threatened 2 other trucks that were quickly driven away. The cause is being investigated. This occurs about the same time one man set a series of trash can fires near Los Angeles.
September 19, 2013 Ball State University at 4 a.m. Muncie Fire Department responds to several trash cart fires. Police are investigating the ongoing problem with trash carts and furniture left out every weekend since students have returned for the school year. Ball State The Daily
September 14, 2013 A dumpster in Springfield Mass caught fire at 5 a.m., and spread to the side of a vacant house. It is being treated as supicious. masslive
July 25, 2013 Frisco Texas near Dallas has 5th suspicious house fire set in a trash can next to a home where people were sleeping. Two others hit a home under construction, and another at a furnished home that was for sale, plus vehicle. Investigators are not certain that the fires are linked, but they said in several of the cases there were signs suggesting the fire was not accidental. Residents are sleeping in shifts and installing video cameras. myfoxdfw