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Sunday, July 24, 2011

LAFD "Official Statement" RE: North Hollywood Arson Investigation

Following, is an "Official Statement" the LAFD released to the media on Sunday, July 24, 2011 at 4:15 pm.
The LAFD Public Service Office is in the process of updating our Blog and will have that posted later this afternoon with additional information.
Thank you.

Los Angeles Fire Department Official Statement
RE: North Hollywood Arson Investigation

Date: July 24, 2011

“The Los Angeles Fire Department’s Arson/Counter-Terrorism Section is working closely with officers from the Los Angeles Police Department's North Hollywood Community Police Station in an active, ongoing investigation. As many as 18 fires appear to have deliberately set over the course of the last several days, dating back to the early morning hours of Thursday, July 21. This series of fires, all listed as “suspicious in nature,” are concentrated in the North Hollywood area.
The LAFD has re-called off-duty investigators to assist with the investigation. 

We encourage the public to remain vigilant and ask that anyone with information regarding this arson spree or other suspicious fires, to call the LAFD Arson/Counter-Terrorism Section directly at (213) 485-6095 or the on-duty Operations Control Dispatch Floor Captain at (213) 485-4701.

As always…anyone witnessing active fire, fire-setting or imminent danger to life and property is encouraged to call 9-1-1 immediately.”
Matt Spence Public Service Officer - Emergency Public Information (EPI) Center
Los Angeles Fire Department
200 N. Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 485-5162 "Serving with Courage, Integrity and Pride"

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