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Arsonist in Los Angeles Sets Fire to 53 Cars

Firefighters scrambled to put out fires caused by an arsonist around the city of Los Angeles, California. The LAPD arrested a German man who matched the description of someone captured on a surveillance video near where a car fire was reported.

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A Los Angeles Fire Department engine arrives at a fire in Laurel Canyon on December 30, 2011. An arsonist torched car after car early Friday, sending firefighters scrambling to put out more than a dozen blazes throughout the city. (AP)
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A Los Angeles Fire Department engine arrives at a fire in Laurel Canyon on December 30, 2011. An arsonist torched car after car early Friday, sending firefighters scrambling to put out more than a dozen blazes throughout the city. (AP)

L.A. Fire Department firefighters extinguish cars in a carport in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles on Monday, January 2, 2012. (AP)
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L.A. Fire Department firefighters extinguish cars in a carport in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles on Monday, January 2, 2012. (AP)

An investigator works where fire caused damage to an apartment in Hollywood on December 30, 2011. (AP)
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An investigator works where fire caused damage to an apartment in Hollywood on December 30, 2011. (AP)

A security camera image shows a man in his late twenties to early thirties, dressed in black, who police identified as a person of interest involved in the arson attacks. (Reuters/LAPD)
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A security camera image shows a man in his late twenties to early thirties, dressed in black, who police identified as a person of interest involved in the arson attacks. (Reuters/LAPD)

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