Arson Suspect Arrested in Uncontrolled Fire Burning Near Los Angeles

May 18, 2021

An arson has been suspected of the uncontrolled fires in Los Angeles and has since been put into custody.

The fire started late Friday about 20 miles from downtown LA and about 1,000 residents were evacuated. Since then, firefighters have made progress on the fire and evacuation orders have been lifted.

CNN reported:

“The fire has burned 1,325 acres and is 25% contained, Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) officials said Monday evening, up from 0% containment in the morning.”

It was also reported that one firefighter suffered a minor eye injury and no structures have been burned.

California has been experiencing an extreme drought and experts worry that this may lead to another extreme wildfire season.


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