Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky says the county will offer a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the series of fires set overnight in Hollywood and West Hollywood.
Southern California winds that overturned trucks, toppled trees and fanned fires were dying down Friday and forecasters predicted calmer weather for the Christmas weekend.
About 2,500 Southern California Edison customers had their power knocked out by a strong thunderstorm that blew through inland Southern California Saturday night.
A search is underway Sunday for an arsonist who may be responsible for setting at least 14 car, mobile home and apartment fires in North Hollywood over the last two days.
High winds and arcing power lines at an oil storage facility are believed to have triggered spot fires in Seal Beach and Long Beach Sunday.
As tensions linger over the police shooting of a Guatemalan man, two men face misdemeanor charges for illegally setting a fire.