Armed Suspect Barricaded in Pico Rivera Home; 1 Dead

Occupant of Los Feliz Home Booked for Arson After House Set Ablaze

A man who lived in a three-story house in Los Feliz that burned on Friday morning turned himself in later in the day, saying he set the blaze, according to fire officials.

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Firefighters knocked down a blaze at a house in Los Feliz on Friday morning. (Credit: KTLA)

Siregan Barsegian, described as a 62-year-old from Hollywood who was an occupant of the home, turned himself into police, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

He has been booked for arson, with his bail set at $250,000.

The home is reportedly the subject of a family dispute, according to the Fire Department’s announcement of the arrest.

Seven fire companies and three ambulances responded to the hillside home in the 4400 block of Dundee Drive (map) after a phone call reported the blaze at 7:03 a.m. The fire was knocked down by 45 responding firefighters in 22 minutes.

The caller’s initial report, which has not been confirmed by authorities, indicated that the fire may have been caused by an explosion in a garage.

Arson investigators were working at the home when they were notified by Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollywood Division that an “arson suspect” had turned himself in at the station.

The motive was still being investigated, and fire officials were not releasing the manner in which the fire was set.

KTLA’s John A. Moreno and Melissa Pamer contributed to this report.