Arson investigators released photos and video Wednesday of a person believed to have intentionally set a fire that did an estimated $3 million in damage to a Los Angeles Unified School District maintenance building.
The fire was reported about 1:55 p.m. Thursday at the building at the corner of San Pedro Street and Pico Boulevard in downtown Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Nearly 125 firefighters responded and knocked down the blaze in 53 minutes, the LAFD reported.
“The fire did not result in any injuries but did cause an estimated $3 million in property damage,” according to an LAFD statement.
An investigator with the department’s Arson/Counter Terrorism Section determined the blaze was intentionally set, officials said.
Anyone who recognizes the suspect or has information about the fire was urged to call the LAFD Arson/Counter Terrorism Section at 213-893-9800 or lafdarson.lacity.org or the Los Angeles School Police Department at 213-625-6631 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS or lacrimestoppers.org.
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