Eleven Fires Reported In Hollywood Saturday Morning
Officials reported a series of early morning "spot fires" in Hollywood that may be the work of an arsonist, says ABC Local. Authorities found a trash can on fire when they were called to Sunset Boulevard and Highland Avenue around 4 a.m.... and the calls kept a-coming.
In all, eleven trash cans and dumpsters were set on fire within a one-mile radius. According to ABC Local, firefighters believe "the apparent arsonist headed south on Highland Avenue, setting fires about every 20 minutes." At least one fire was in close proximity to an apartment building and could have spread quickly while the others were mostly contained to trash receptacles.
According to ABC Local, fire officials noted these types of calls deplete resources. "When you have four different engine companies running around at trash fires, you're depleting the area totally of fire-suppression resources," said Los Angeles Fire Department Batt. Chief Christopher Kawai.