Arson Suspected in Series of Fires Around Glendale

Police asked the public for help on Tuesday in their search for whoever was responsible for setting a series of suspected arson fires around Glendale.

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A carport was damaged in a fire on April 19, 2014. (Credit: Glendale Police Department)

Seventeen fires reported in the area since January were believed to be connected, Glendale police stated in a news release.

Related: Map of fire locations

A carport was badly damaged in one of the incidents when someone set a mattress on fire and the flames spread before authorities could put out the blaze in the 400 block of East Harvard Street (map) on April 19.

Trash left on sidewalks and alleys during night time and early morning hours were used as fuel for the fires, according to police.

A $1,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest of those responsible.

Anyone with information was asked to call Detective Goodreau at 818-548-3127.

Anonymous tips can be called in to Glendale Crime Stoppers at 818-507-7867.

Police also asked the public to help reduce or prevent future vandalism and small fires by not dumping bulky items on the street overnight.

Bulky items left outside can be reported by calling 818-548-3916.

Any suspicious activity or persons can be reported by calling 911.