LA Arson Spree Torches Cars

More than 35 fires set over two days
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 31, 2011 5:57 AM CST
Updated Dec 31, 2011 10:34 AM CST
Arsonist in Los Angeles Starts Fires in More than 20 Cars
Burning cars are shown at the site of an arson fire in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on Friday.   (AP Photo/Mike Meadows)

Los Angeles apparently has one or more arsonists running around. Firefighters battled 16 more blazes overnight, on top of 21 the previous night, mostly around Hollywood, reports the Los Angeles Times. It appears the fires were started in parked cars, and several spread to nearby buildings. The most notable example: A home in the Hollywood Hills section once occupied by Jim Morrison of the Doors suffered damage. (Its road inspired the song "Love Street," notes AP.) Authorities aren't saying whether they suspect one arsonist or copycats. (More Los Angeles stories.)

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