Jan. 1, 2012
10 Images

Holiday season arson fires, 2011-12

Jan. 1, 2012

Heidi Schroeder takes photos of the damaged carport at a Sweetzer Avenue apartment complex in West Hollywood. 

 (Ringo H.W. Chiu / For the Times)
Jan. 1, 2012

Los Angeles Police Cmdr. Michael Moriarty points to an image of a man walking on Hollywood Boulevard. On Jan. 1, 2012, authorities had identified the man with a distinctive gait as a person of interest in a series of arson fires. 

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Jan. 2, 2012

Arson suspect Harry Burkhart is arrested in Hollywood. 

 (OnScene.tv / Associated Press)
Arson verdict

Harry Burkhart leaves a downtown courtroom after being found guilty on 47 counts of arson.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Aug. 30, 2016

Harry Burkhart listens to closing statements in his trial in Los Angeles County Superior Court. 

 (Paul Buck / European Pressphoto Agency)
Jan. 1, 2012

A vacant church on Gramercy Street between Hollywood Boulevard and Franklin Avenue burns as residents watch. 

 (Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times)
Dec. 30, 2011

A firefighter surveys the scene of a blaze at a home on Rothdell Trail in Laurel Canyon where Doors singer Jim Morrison is believed to have lived. 

 (Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times)
Jan. 2, 2012
Firefighters at the scene of a fire on Jan. 2, 2012. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Dec. 31, 2011

Jonathan Zimmerman photographs cars that were damaged by an arson fire on Burbank Boulevard in North Hollywood. 

 (Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times)
Dec. 29, 2011

Stunned residents return to their apartment complex the morning after an arson fire destroyed two units and four cars in Hollywood.

 (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)