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Firestarter: NoHo Arsonist Set 14 Fires In 2 Days

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An arsonist is being hunted in connection with "at least 14 car, mobile home and apartment fires" in North Hollywood over the past two days, says CBS Local.

According to city fire dispatch and police, the fires began at 3:00 a.m. each day with the target area boundaries seeming to be Vanowen Street to the north, Burbank Boulevard to the south, Lankershim Boulevard to the east, and Laurel Canyon Boulevard to the west.

“He seems to be starting one fire then moving down the street and starting another and another,” LAPD Sgt. Glenn McNeil, a watch commander at the North Hollywood station, said.

.Increased patrols and helicopters are monitoring the area but at present there are no descriptions, sightings, or leads. The investigation is ongoing.