A homeless man was detained and questioned Friday morning in connection with a string of suspicious fires in North Hollywood, officials said.
The man was sleeping in his car next to a bag of burning paper in a parking lot, prompting authorities to detain him for questioning, said Los Angeles Fire Department arson investigators. He was later released, they said.
Firefighters responded to at least a dozen fires between 2 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. Sunday, and other incidents are under investigation in connection with the case, officials said. L.A. NOW