L.A. arson wave grows to about 40 fires; most since 1992 riots
With about 40 arson fires across Los Angeles in the last three days, the wave of intentional blazes that started in Hollywood on Friday is the worst since the 1992 riots, officials said.
Authorities said they remained unsure whether the fires were the work of one arsonist or several people, perhaps including copycats. Although the majority of the fires have occurred in the Hollywood area, some also were reported in the San Fernando Valley, Westside and as far south as Lennox near the 105 Freeway.
At least four new fires were reported on New Year's Eve, including one caught on tape at the Hollywood & Highland shopping center on Hollywood Boulevard....