Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.


The Burn May be Over as Arson Suspect is Arrested in NoHo Fires

Photo by Grant Palmer Photography via the LAist Featured Photos pool
Before you
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your tax-deductible financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

A suspect has been arrested in connection with a number of fires that have been deliberately set in North Hollywood over the past few weeks, reports the Daily Breeze. The arrest was made following another fire that was set in a mobile home in the 7300 block of Farmdale Avenue around 4:30 this morning. After having previously put the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Arson/Counter-Terrorism Section on the case along with the LAPD, officials had been following the suspect and arrested him about seven blocks from the blaze.

The suspect, whose name hasn't been released, has been accused of setting up to 18 other fires in the area, in mobile homes, cars and apartment buildings. 14 were set within two days beginning on July 21, and all happened around 3:00 a.m.