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    CA - Harry Burkhart charged in Hollywood arson spree, 2011

    There have been some 25 fires set in the past days or so and they expect more tonight. They don't really have any idea who is doing this but it is extremely disturbing.They are asking the public's help to report anything you may see or have seen.



    Hollywood arson spree: Suspect may set fires as game, expert says

    The rash of arson fires in Hollywood and West Hollywood could have been the act of a thrill-seeker, one expert said Friday.



    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/12/hollywood-arson-fires-suspect-may-be-playing-game.html


    Hollywood arson spree: Firefighters 'swamped' by wave of fires

    The fire calls started pouring in shortly after midnight. Reports of burning vehicles in carports attached to apartments filled with sleeping residents in Hollywood and West Hollywood -- apparently the work of a serial arsonist.
    By sunrise, firefighters had extinguished 19 suspected arson fires. The Los Angeles Police Department declared a citywide tactical alert, keeping officers working past the end of their shifts to help with the investigation.
    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/12/hollywood-arson-fires-firefighters-swamped.html

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    My daughter was visiting her friends in West Hollywood last night. They live in an apt. with an attached carport. The apt. manager asked everyone to move their cars out of the carport last night to prevent a tragedy in the middle of the night.
    “Every day that they don’t find something is good for me.“ Billie Dunn

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    There is alot of surveillance video in the area. There has to be something caught on tape.

    This crime immediately made my stomach flip flop. I fear every fire that this person gets away with will make them bolder. I feel like this person is working up to something bigger and it really scares me. If everyone from LE to the media and public is focused on this, what is not being payed attention too? Maybe I've been reading too many Harry Bosch books lately.

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    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/f...4#.Tv70_IHO-So

    Another Car Fire Reported in Hollywood

    Another car fire has been reported in an underground garage in Hollywood and fire officials believe it may be linked to a series of overnight arson fires in the area.

    Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Jaime Moore tells the Los Angeles Times ( http://lat.ms/rxqFxb ) it's "very possible" that the fire reported at about 7 p.m. Friday beneath the L.A. Fitness health club was started by the same arsonist or arsonists. It involved only one car and no injuries were reported....



    Authorities are asking members of the public to step forward with information after a string of 19 arsons in West Hollywood and Hollywood damaged buildings and cars throughout the area.

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    NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (KTLA) -- Police and firefighters were on high alert Saturday morning when another rash of fires -- believed to be the work of a serial arsonist -- broke out in the North Hollywood area and spreading into the San Fernando Valley.

    At least 16 new fires were reported in the pre-dawn hours in Burbank, North Hollywood, Sun Valley and the Fairfax District. Police have not yet detained a suspect, nor have they named one.

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    Officials said they are not sure if they dealing with multiple arson suspects or if some of the fires were the work of copycats. A law enforcement source told The Times that detectives are considering that more than one arsonist is involved.

    Detectives investigating the fires said they are looking for a man driving a mid-1990s Lexus ES300 that could be white or tan.



    http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktl...0,845299.story


    16 new arson fires set in L.A.; police consider multiple suspects
    Police officials reported at least 16 new arson fires early Saturday in Los Angeles, bringing the number of fires intentionally set in the city in the last two days to more than 35.

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lano...-suspects.html

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    Tom LaBonge, a City council member, said the arsonist was mostly targeting underground car parks in older apartment blocks that have no security gates and putting incendiary devices under cars. "These are not trash can fires on street corners. We are just a second away from tragedy," he said.
    LA police hunt arsonist after 21 fires in Hollywood (Guardian)

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    So according to the link below, there's more than one suspect and LE is looking for a male in a white & tan mid-'90's Lexus ES300.

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    L.A. fires likely set by more than one arsonist, police believe

    The only clue officials have released about the Saturday fires is that they are looking for a male driving a white and tan mid-1990s Lexus ES300. No further description of the suspect was released.

    read more at link.............http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lano...e-believe.html

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    Couple loses their car and apartment in arson fire.

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lano...n-spree-1.html

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    "Arson investigators were at every scene looking for evidence that will hopefully lead them to the suspect or suspects.

    "An incendiary fire like this causes terror. It's intentional meant to make people afraid," said Los Angeles City Fire Capt. Jaime Moore.

    On Thursday, 22-year-old Samuel Arrington of Sunland and another person was arrested after three arson fires erupted in a five-block radius in Hollywood within 15 minutes of each other.

    Arrington was taken into custody after a worker outside a 7-Eleven saw him trying to cause more damage.

    Police are unsure if Thursday's fires are connected to the rash of fires on Friday and Saturday. Police are asking for the public's help. Anyone with information is urged to call the Los Angeles City Fire Department at (213) 893-9800 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS."
    http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?se...les&id=8484641

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    http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/5...ywood.html.csp
    "Among the most pressing questions: Were the fires set by a serial arsonist, multiple people or copycats? And why target cars, apparently at random?

    Elyse Eisenberg, a film producer who lives in West Hollywood about a mile from a fire that was set Friday morning, said that since then she has noticed fire trucks ramping up their presence on city streets.

    "I’ve seen the fire trucks stationed around town on ready alert. And that’s comforting ... They’re positioned in neighborhoods ready to go like in Laurel Canyon where the Jim Morrison fire was," Eisenberg said, referring to the house of the famous late Doors singer, which was among those damaged Friday".


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    I'm sure there are many people on the lookout tonight for suspicious activity.

    Looking back on this year, this is the first one in a long time where we didn't have any really major brushfires. Correct me if I'm wrong.

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    Night Three of Arson Fires in L.A. Begins........

    Vehicle Burns In Hollywood Carport New Year’s Eve

    HOLLYWOOD (CBS) — A vehicle burned Saturday night in a carport in Hollywood, but no one was injured, a city fire official said.

    The fire was reported at 5:49 p.m. at 6923 Fountain Ave., said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

    more at link........................http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2011/...new-years-eve/

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    They hit my son's building tonight. -they are all fine. They were inside when it happened and were able to get out. LE told then it was the 5th fire tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBean View Post
    They hit my son's building tonight. -they are all fine. They were inside when it happened and were able to get out. LE told then it was the 5th fire tonight.
    Good to hear they're ok.

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    Reward is now up to $60K - and the news said police have detained "several" people. All I have heard of is 2 so far that happened the other day.
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