During the months of May and June (2023), residents noticed a string of fires in the Fairfax district of Los Angeles. LAFD Arson Investigators interviewed witnesses, combed through debris, reviewed security camera footage, and collected evidence from the cluster of fires in the area. Working closely with LAPD, a suspect was arrested by officers on the evening of June 14, 2023. This means over 50 arrests have been made so far in 2023 for intentionally set fires which destroyed property.
The assistance provided by witnesses within the community was critical to identifying and ultimately arresting the suspect. Their willingness to step forward and take an active role in protecting their neighborhood from harm is appreciated and commended. If you have any additional evidence that can be helpful in linking additional fires to this case, we are still encouraging residents to help. Please report any information, photos, or video regarding these fires to the LAFD Arson Tip Line: 213-893-9850, or email: LAFDArson@lacity.org.