A man accused of setting a fire Monday morning near his home on the Far South Side was ordered held on $50,000 bail today, authorities said.
Jerry Mallett, 47, of the 8500 block of South Exchange Avenue in the
Someone saw flames coming from an abandoned building at 8130 S. Escanaba Ave. shortly after Mallett was seen going into it and then leaving about 6 a.m. Monday morning.
According to the
Both were 2½-story vacant frame homes and no one was hurt, according to the fire department.
Mallett is expected to appear in Branch 98 of Cook County Criminal Court on May 7.