A suspect was arrested after the worst arson spree to strike the Los Angeles, CA, area since 1992. More than 50 incidents were reported in a few days involving vehicle fires, many that spread to occupied structures. a multi-agency task force of investigators worked for several days before nabbing the suspect.
Dedication: This month’s Firehouse® is dedicated to Lieutenant Timothy Oliveira, 53, of Salisbury, MA, Fire Rescue, who died in the line of duty, July 2011; and to Firefighter Jeffery Alan Cocke, 59, of the Altavista, VA, Fire Department; Firefighter/EMT Timothy R. White, 50, of the Cedar Lake, IN, Fire Department; Firefighter Trampus Haskvitz, 23, of the South Dakota Wildland Fire Suppression Division in Rapid City, SD; Lieutenant Larry Gale Nelson, 61, of the Val Verde County Rural Fire Department in Del Rio, TX; and Lieutenant Todd Krodle, 41, of the Dallas, TX, Fire Department, who died in the line of duty, August 2011.
Cover by: Cover photo by Mike Meadows