Recent String Of Arson Fires Appear To Target Farm Equipment In Ventura, OxnardThe latest arson fire happened Monday at about 11 p.m. in the agricultural fields next to the 2100 block of Knoll Drive. Firefighters responding to the scene found large flames and so much smoke that it was visible from most of Ventura and Oxnard.
Palisades Fire Containment Increases to 66%; School ReopensContainment of the 1,158-acre Palisades Fire increased to 66% Wednesday and Topanga Elementary Charter School was reopened after being closed due to air quality and safety concerns.
29-Year-Old Mesa Verde Man Faces Felony Arson ChargesA 29-year-old Mesa Verde man, Daniel Vaca Alvarez, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to more than a half-dozen felony charges after being accused of starting several fires with a blowtorch in an area west of Blythe. 
Neighbors Worried About String Of Fires Around Venice Homeless EncampmentsFor months, a string of fires in and around homeless encampments in Venice has been worrying neighbors, with the most recent one causing horror as a family pet was trapped inside. 
LAFD Investigators Seeking Person Of Interest After Fire Damages Koreatown Restaurant's Outdoor Dining TentA fire was set outside a restaurant in the 900 block of South Vermont Avenue just after midnight on April 2. The fire damaged the restaurant’s outdoor canopy/tent that had been set up to accommodate outdoor dining.
$10,000 Reward For Information Offered To Help Find Attacker Who Set Fire To 73-Year-Old Leonard Taylor Of ParamountLeonard Taylor, 73, was in front of his home near Indiana Avenue and 70th Street, near the walkway to his front door, on the afternoon of March 5 when someone approached him from behind, hit him in the back of the head, then ignited his clothes.
1 Arrested In Break-In, Fire At North Hills Office BuildingThe fire was reported at film processing business in the 16600 block of West Schoenborn Street at about 2:40 a.m. Firefighters were able to have the flames out within a half hour.
Body Found In Trash Container On Fire In North HollywoodA body was found Wednesday in a large trash container that was on fire in North Hollywood.
Riverside Man Arrested In Molotov Cocktail Attack On Neighbor's HomeSteven Willard, 62, was arrested on several charges, including attempted murder, arson, and making criminal threats. He is being held without bail, and is expected to make his first court appearance Wednesday.
Man Arrested For Starting Cypress Fire In Fontana After Being Rescued From Its FlamesMultiple calls to 911 reported seeing a man they saw standing near the fire had possible started the Cypress Fire. Authorities found the man standing on a boulder in the hills and later identified him as Mondragon.
Irvine Man Faces Federal Charges Of Setting Fire To Unmarked Santa Monica Police Vehicle During ProtestsWilson was arrested on Oct. 9 after he was found hiding in a mattress box spring in the bedroom of his Irvine home, where authorities say they also recovered clothes that appeared to match those seen in photos taken near the destroyed police car.