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The Los Angeles Fire Department’s Arson/Counter-Terrorism Section is investigating a series of intentionally set fires that occurred in the last week along the Lankershim Boulevard corridor between Burbank Boulevard and Saticoy Street in North Hollywood.

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Many of the fires have occurred around vehicles and carports, similar to a garage fire on Fountain Avenue in the West Hollywood area on July 19, just as the string fires in North Hollywood started to occur.

Asked if the incidents could possibly be related, the LAFD told Weho Daily that “arson is a pervasive concern” and that “recent fires in North Hollywood — as well as the one you mention — remain under active investigation.”

LAFD Investigators are urging residents to be alert, make note of suspicious activity and minimize the threat of arson by removing dry vegetation, trash and debris. Property owners are also encouraged to use outdoor lighting, lock vehicles and place rubbish within covered trash cans in well-secured areas to curtail the possibility of arson.

The active investigation into these purposely set fires is being led by the LAFD Arson/Counter-Terrorism Section, working closely with officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s North Hollywood Community Police Station.

Anyone witnessing active fire, fire-setting or imminent danger to life and property is encouraged to call 9-1-1 immediately.

Those with information about these or other suspicious fires, should call the LAFD Arson/Counter-Terrorism Section directly at (213) 485-6095 or the on-duty Operations Control Dispatch (OCD) Floor Captain at (213) 485-4701.

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