Person of interest in custody for L.A. fires

Officials say a "person of interest" has been taken into custody in a string of arson attacks in the Los Angeles area.

12 suspected arson fires broke out overnight at carports and garages.

Department spokesman Capt. Jaime Moore says 10 of the fires occurred in Los Angeles and two were in West Hollywood. He says they broke out shortly after 1:30 this morning.

Arson investigators are on the scene. No injuries have been reported.

On Sunday, police released grainy surveillance video showing a man at a parking garage that was the scene of one of dozens of suspicious car fires. Moore says it's not known if that man is the "person of interest" authorities detained early today.

He says it's too early to say whether the person has any "direct correlation" to the rash of fires.


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