Updated at the bottom with the suspect charged today with capital murder. Prosecutors claim he was "lying in wait." First posted at 7:07 a.m.
A man set on fire in front of Long Beach 7-Eleven has died, Long Beach police announced.
The horrific attack, allegedly by a homeless man, was captured on t ... More >>
Around New Year's Harry Burkhart went on an arson spree that terrorized Los Angeles, prosecutors say. And one of his reported motives was that his dear mother, a woman who ran an erotic massage business out of the same apartment building where the pair lived, was going to be extradited back to Germa ... More >>
A midnight fire on the grounds of the Los Angeles California Temple -- the gargantuan Mormon structure that can be seen from all over the city -- has given the Los Angeles Fire Department's arson investigators their highest-profile job since the Hollywood car-fire debacle.
Awesomely, the department ... More >>
CBS / OnScene TVBurkhart.The suspect who ignited as many as 53 arson fires over New Year's weekend used Duraflame-type slow-burning fireplace logs to set the blazes, a knowledgeable source inside the Los Angeles Fire Department tells LA Weekly.
Investigators believe the fire-starter placed t ... More >>
Gauri MaLast year Vancouver saw a series of as many as a dozen of unsolved arson fires, mostly involving garages, recycling bins, fences, rubbish, landscaping and at least one vacant home and one car.
It turns out that Harry Burkhart, the man suspected in a 53-fire spree in Los Angeles, live ... More >>
L.A. arson fire suspect Harry Burkhart might have had some previous experience sparking blazes, at least according to allegations made public in the German media today.
The German network PNN says authorities in that country suspect that Burkhart burned down his family's home in the town of Schwalm ... More >>
Updated at the bottom with Burkhart's huge bail amount and a new court date. First posted at 3:27 p.m.
The man who authorities say terrorized L.A. with a three-day series of arson fires has formally been charged for causing most of the spree.
Harry Burkhart, the 24-year-old with apparent German ci ... More >>
Updated at the bottom with allegations that the mom committed fraud as a member of a gang. Really. First posted at 2:08 p.m.
The mother of L.A. serial arson suspect Harry Burkhart has been linked to a massage services website and to online advertisements for "body rub" services.
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Updated at the bottom with an official arrest (the third since Thursday). Fire officials now count 53 blazes in the arson spree. First posted at 2:48 a.m. Monday.
The L.A. arson fires have sated the city's everlasting expectation for the criminally bizarre, but so far there's no Michael Connelly en ... More >>
See our report about Burkhart's mother being linked to an erotic massage business here. First posted at 7:59 p.m. Monday
The man who terrorized L.A. for three nights with a series of 53 arson fires turned out to be a 24-year-old from Germany identified as Harry Burkhart, at least according to autho ... More >>
homeaway.com.auThe canyon home that inspired "Love Street."The hills of Hollywood and West Hollywood came under attack last night: A mysterious arsonist (or team of arsonists) started 19 car fires in the wealthy area, some of which spread to nearby homes.
Luckily, no residents have been repo ... More >>
ABC7The NoHo fires.Updated at the bottom with the suspect being held in lieu of a quarter million bail. First posted at 4:11 p.m.
Those scary arson fires in North Hollywood -- at least 18 in all -- might be over. Authorities this morning arrested a man in North Hollywood who was in allegedly ... More >>
ABC7The aftermath in NoHo.Authorities say a serial arsonist on the loose in North Hollywood set as many as 18 fires in the "Lankershim corrodior" since early Thursday, including 14 early Saturday and Sunday.
Luckily no one was injured, and most of the blazes seem to have involved cars parke ... More >>
Not the actual camaro, but a great camaro regardless.‚ÄčA guy crashed his Camaro through Gate 5 at the Warner Brothers lot last week and got charged Tuesday with attempted arson because of all the flammable liquids found and igniton device found stuffed inside, the Daily News reported.
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A man recently fired by a bondage club near LAX was arrested on suspicion of murder Tuesday after authorities found the body of a victim following a blaze at the Lennox venue.
David Edward Albert, 53, was arrested on suspicion of arson and murder, sheriff's Depu ... More >>
Venice.Two young men were detained Friday after a series of apparent arson fires broke out in Venice in recent weeks, authorities said. Undercover fire investigators from the Los Angeles Fire Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, staked the area out overnight ... More >>
The body of a grandmother and her small dog were found dead in an apparent arson fire at a Pacoima apartment on June 11.
ABC 7According to media reports, the victim is 65-year-old Betty Olgilvie.
Victim: Betty Olgilvie
Few details of the alleged murder are available but Olgilvie's niece's boyfrie ... More >>
Updated at 4:53 pm and revised number of homes burned
Los Angeles police and fire officials are now floating the chilling possibility that they may find bodies inside the Oakridge Park mobile home neighborhood once they get a handle on the Sayre Fire, still only 10 percent contained. By their calcul ... More >>
Los Angeles Fire Department arson investigators were perplexed by a rash of arson fires around the neighborhood of Los Feliz in early June. The dozen or so rubbish fires were started in trashcans near bus shelters and were put out immediately by city firefighters.
Investigators caught a break lat ... More >>
There is still no news on what caused the fire that gutted a popular celebrity hangout in Hollywood according to Los Angeles Fire Department arson investigators.
The Basque Restaurant & Nightclub, located on the corner of historic Hollywood and Vine, was a hotspot for young celebrities and a regul ... More >>