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Arsonist Sought in Series of Fires Along Ventura Blvd.

Police are investigating a series of suspicious fires along Ventura Blvd. on Wednesday night.

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Suspect sought in series of fires along Ventura Blvd. (Courtesy @ValleyFireScan)

Fire crews responded to at least six fires over a period of about an hour, from Studio City to Sherman Oaks.

Most of the fires started in trash bins including one behind a strip mall in the 13900 block of Ventura Blvd. that spread to neighboring two-story apartment building, according to LAFD spokeswoman Katherine Main.

Police are looking for a heavy-set Hispanic man, about 6 feet tall, wearing a tank-top and riding a BMX bike.

All of the fires appear to be arson, fire officials said.

No injuries were reported.

 

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