Los Angeles City Council Sets $25K Reward For Sylmar Arsonist

Wednesday, April 03, 2013 |

LOS ANGELES - The efforts of Los Angeles Fire Department Arson Investigators were bolstered on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by the Los Angeles City Council's unanimous approval of a $25,000 reward for information leading to the identification, apprehension and conviction of person(s) responsible for igniting more than a dozen recent fires in the northeast San Fernando Valley.

The intentionally set blazes - which primarily targeted Italian Cypress trees, have spread to vehicles and nearby property in Sylmar, California between November 4, 2012 and March 17, 2013 as seen on the interactive map below:

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LAFD Investigators believe the reward may motivate witnesses to come forward with additional information. At their request, Councilmember Richard Alarcon introduced the reward motion, taken for the immediate protection of public peace, health and safety. It will remain in effect for six months.

Those with information that can help the investigation are asked to call LAFD Arson Investigators directly at (213) 893-9850 or email: lafdarson@lacity.org. Anyone witnessing the active crime of arson should call 9-1-1.

Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department


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Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

Brian Humphrey
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department

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