Arson Fires Cause Chaos in Hollywood; Jim Morrison’s Onetime Home Damaged
12:19 pm, December 30th, 2011
A string of at least 19 arson fires across Hollywood and West Hollywood overnight damaged the onetime home of late rock legend Jim Morrison and put residents and law enforcement on alert.
Parked cars across the two neighborhoods were torched by the arsonist(s), with the flames spreading to adjacent homes and creating havoc for firefighters.
There have been no reported injuries to civilians, but damage to vehicles and residences was severe.
The Los Angeles Police Department issued a citywide tactical alert on Friday morning.
Investigators are going through security footage and asking for eyewitness accounts.
Morrison’s former West Hollywood house on Rothdell Trail, the inspiration for his song “Love Street,” was damaged by a fire that began when a Mazda Miata was set ablaze shortly after 1:00 a.m.
Kelly Osbourne was among the locals distressed to wake up to sirens.
“What is wrong w/ ppl its so disgusting to destroy ppls livelihood!” she tweeted. “In times like this where the entire world is struggling financially it makes me sick that people destroy things that others worked so hard 4.”
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