Serial arsonist strikes Los Angeles


Screen grab of a fire in Hollywood.


It’s like a scene out of a zombie movie or a low budget flick on the apocalypse – Los Angeles is burning. An arsonist (or arsonists) has transformed the city into the setting of a horror film, starting at least 39 fires in three days.


The seemingly random fires have put L.A. residents on edge, as local authorities scramble to crack the case. On Sunday, January 1, police released video surveillance images of a light-skinned man, with receding, dark, shoulder-length hair pulled back into a ponytail, who they described as a “person of interest” in the case.


Cars, apartment building in flames on December 29. Video posted on YouTube by videoguyatl.


Hollywood blaze, December 30. Video posted on YouTube by Partied2Hard.


West Hollywood fire, December 31 - New Year's Eve. Video posted on YouTube by clabinger.