LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Police are searching for an arson suspect who is believed to have set at least six fires in and around Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks and Van Nuys.

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Officers responded to reports of multiple fires set between 8:15 p.m. and 9:32 p.m. Wednesday evening, including an exterior structure fire at a Sherman Oaks strip mall located at 13912 Ventura Boulevard. That fire was reported at 8:53 p.m. and was out 17 minutes later, according to the LAFD.

Five other trash-related fires were reported.

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Investigators say all of the fires appear to be arsons.

Police are looking for a single suspect traveling on foot.

LAPD detectives and arson investigators have been assigned to the investigation.

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