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Victim of New Year's Fires Will Hold Fundraiser

One Fatality Reported in Marek/Little Tujunga Fire
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Many an Angeleno breathed a sigh of relief when Harry Burkhart, accused of setting nearly 50 fires in the L.A. area around New Year's, was caught. But for those whose apartments or homes were hit by Burkhart's blazes, his arrest didn't mean the end of their ordeal.

One such sufferer was Sidni Appleseed Myles. Myles's apartment was lit on fire by Burkhart, and according to West Hollywood Patch, she was temporarily homeless following the incident. She's since decided to hold a fundraiser to help fellow victims.

The event will be held at Marie et Cie in Valley Village on March 10, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and will also honor firefighters and police. City Councilmember Tom LaBonge is scheduled to speak.

Burkhart plead not guilty to 100 criminal charges back in January.