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Arsonist Charged with All Recent Griffith Park Fires

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On Saturday, known arsonist Gary Allen Lintz was arrested on suspicion of starting that day's fire. But yesterday in court, he was charged with setting all the fires in the park since July 27. The 43-year-old transient pleaded not guilty to the July fire and the multiple fires he allegedly set on August 4, 16 and 23. "The criminal complaint alleges great bodily injury to a firefighter - who was hurt while fighting the Aug. 16 fire - and notes Lintz's 2007 arson conviction," says the Daily News. "Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Henry J. Hall ordered Lintz to remain jailed in lieu of $350,000 bail pending his next court appearance Sept. 8. If convicted, Lintz faces up to 21 years in prison."