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Man questioned in string of North Hollywood fires

July 29, 2011|The Los Angeles Times

A homeless man was detained and questioned Friday morning in connection with a string of suspicious fires in North Hollywood, officials said.

The man was sleeping in his car next to a bag of burning paper in a parking lot, prompting authorities to detain him for questioning, said Los Angeles Fire Department arson investigators. He was later released, they said.

Firefighters responded to at least a dozen fires between 2 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. Sunday, and other  incidents are under investigation in connection with the case, officials said.  L.A. NOW

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