Police analyze security video in Los Angeles car fires case - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Police analyze security video in Los Angeles car fires case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Detectives in Los Angeles are analyzing security video camera footage and following up on other leads after a half dozen more vehicles were set on fire on New Year's Eve.

The outbreak of arson fires has left a trail of smoldering debris in Hollywood, West Hollywood, North Hollywood and the Fairfax district of Los Angeles since Thursday. Authorities say they're investigating a total of 39 suspicious fires.

Most of those fires were set in parked cars. In several cases, flames have jumped to carports and apartment units. Authorities haven't said how the car fires were sparked or what was collected at the crime scenes.

They're unsure if the rash of fires were the work of one arsonist or multiple people or copycats. There have been no injuries.

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