Arsonist Charged in Setting Fire on North Side

By Edward LaSalle, The Chicago Times

January 26, 2023

CHICAGO – A man has been charged with setting a fire inside a building in the Uptown neighborhood on Chicago’s North Side.

According to Chicago police, around 6:20 pm, 49-year-old Toma Smith allegedly lit an “incendiary object” that caused a fire inside a building in the 1000 block of West Lawrence Avenue.  Smith was arrested shortly after the event and charged with one felony count of aggravated arson.