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Vengeful Ex-Roommate Firebombs West Hollywood Apartment

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A vengeful ex-roommate broke a window and threw a burning container of charcoal lighter fluid into a West Hollywood apartment early this morning before fleeing the scene.The suspect is still on the loose and has been identified as the ex-roommate of the woman whose living room was firebombed.

"This fire occurred as a result of a dispute between two ex-roommates," Los Angeles County Fire Capt. Mark Savage told City News Service.

The fire gutted the apartment on the 1400 block of N. Sweetzer Avenue, causing an estimated $300,000 in damage, according to the fire department. A few other units were red-tagged because they were damaged by the water needed to put out the blaze.

About 100 tenants had to be evacuated when the blaze broke out, though no one was seriously injured, City News Service reported.