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LAFD Investigating If 2 Fires Near South Los Angeles Are Connected

Officials were trying to determine if two fires near South Los Angeles on Thursday morning were related, according to LAPD.

 

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Investigators were trying to determine in two fires near South L.A. were connected. (Credit: OnScene)

Two cars were ablaze near South Western Avenue and West Sixtieth Street (map) in Chesterfield Square, Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Blackman said. 

 

Witnesses saw two males leaving the area around 1:30 a.m., Blackman said.

A second fire occurred nearby, but its location remained unclear.

The Los Angeles Fire Department was trying to determine if the two fires were related.

Chesterfield Square was about 0.63 square miles and ranked No. 1 for violent crimes out of L.A.’s 272 neighborhoods between Sept. 9, 2013 to March 9, 2014, according to the Los Angeles Times.