Police are looking for a potential arsonist in the East Village after a series of fires overnight. At least four fires were reported, including three in trash cans. The first at 8th Avenue and Market Street, another at 11th Avenue and Island Avenue and one more at 14th Street and G Street.
In one of the fires, a nearby security guard says he watched a man in a gray hoodie start it and then casually walk away. He put out the flames, but moments later, cops got another call about a mattress fire at 19th Street and Island Avenue. A man at that scene was questioned, but let go. Investigators say anyone with information should call police.
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