In the early morning of September 16, multiple fires in a predominantly-Latino neighborhood in Chicago left 39 people displaced, and one person dead

After reviewing the 911 calls and the timeline of each blaze, authorities determined the fires were set intentionally.

Paul Foertsch, a Chicago Fire Department district chief, told ABC News the fires began in back alley garbage cans and then spread to the garages and homes.

DNAInfo reports that the first fire broke out at 2:55 am, the second at 2:57 am, the third at 3:06 am, the next at 3:23 am, and the last one at 3:30 am.

The last fire has been declared the most catastrophic, since it left 39 people homeless.

Manuel Beltran, one of the fire's victims, risked his life to save his neighbors.

Beltran yelled "Fuego! Todos vayan para fuera! Fuera!" in an effort to wake up his neighbors and get them out of their burning homes.

He then saved a family who hadn't escaped, according to DNAInfo.  

"The folks in the basement, they were all sleeping still, and you could tell the fire was really strong there," Beltran told DNAInfo. Luckily, he saved their lives, but their homes were destroyed.

Beltran's family of five is now homeless.

"All my stuff was in there," Beltran said. "I have no home, and no job. We have nothing."

Many of the children who are now homeless attended Whittier Elementary, a dual-language school in the heart of the Pilsen neighborhood. So, four days after the fire, Whittier Elementary counselor Allison Manasse is getting proactive about helping those who've been displaced.

She's launched a GoFundme page.

"We are calling on the Whittier, Pilsen and Chicago community to come together to help these displaced families," Manasse wrote on the fundraising site. "Monetary donations will be monitored and distributed by school staff in charge of this campaign to ensure that all contributions are allocated directly to the families as they search for housing and other needs."

They've already raised $14,000 of their $60,000 goal.

Manasse compared the tremendous outpouring of support to the school's mascot. La Monarca, or the monarch butterfly, travels great distances and settles in Mexico.

"It is a representation of the immigration of many of our families, the spirit of our community and symbolic of the transformation our students take as they learn and grow through education and involvement in their culture and community," she wrote.

While the neighborhood has seen a lot of changes lately, its Latino community still has a strong presence.

Latinos make up 78% of Pilsen's population, though there's been a huge change in the neighborhood's demographics.

Gentrification in Pilsen has become problematic for Latinos. Some have left the area due to the rise of rental costs.

According to the 2010 census, one Chicago Latino neighborhood saw a nearly 18% point drop in Latino population between 2000 and 2010. Four other communities saw lesser declines.

As for Pilsen itself, 78% of its population is Latino, 14% is white, and 3% is Black.

Despite Pilsen's transition, this fundraiser shows the community will have the victims backs, no matter what.