Fire in Fairfax neighborhood torches garage, the latest in series of possible arson fires in the area


Los Angeles firefighters responded to a garage fire in the Fairfax neighborhood early Saturday that burned two vehicles inside in what is the latest of a series of potential arson fires in the area in recent weeks.

Firefighters dispatched to the scene about 2 a.m. in the 400 block of North Curson Avenue found the vehicles and the single-story garage on fire, said Margaret Stewart, an LAFD spokesperson. No injuries were reported and the vehicles were considered total losses.

Stewart said police also responded to a pickup truck on fire at 5:22 a.m. Wednesday in the 260 block of South Orange Drive. The fires were about a mile and a half apart.

LAFD’s arson unit “is conducting an ongoing investigation into whether they are potentially connected and whether they are arson,” Stewart said.

KTLA reported that the the Curson Avenue fire forced evacuations of nearby apartments. The station also noted that there have been a number of suspicious fires in the area in the last two weeks.