L.A. arson suspect is 24-year-old Hollywood man
Los Angeles police book a 24-year-old man on suspicion of arson after an L.A. County sheriff's deputy detained him in connection with a string of more than 50 deliberately set fires.
January 03, 2012
(LOS ANGELES TIMES) Los Angeles - Booking records identified the man as Harry Burkhart, a Hollywood area resident. He is being held in lieu of $250,000 bail at the Inmate Reception Center in downtown L.A.
No new arsons have been reported since the suspect was taken into custody, but police stressed that the investigation was ongoing.
The fires have caused $2 million in damage, authorities said.
At a news conference Monday, officials said the arson task force is sifting through about 100 clues in the case.
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