Authorities in Los Angeles are seeking to identify a person of interest in connection with a fire that caused significant damage to a section of the I-10 freeway near downtown Los Angeles. The fire, which occurred on November 11, was determined to be arson by Cal Fire officials. Surveillance footage captured images of a man believed to be connected to the incident.
Cal Fire released photos of the person of interest, described as a 6-foot-tall man weighing between 170 to 190 pounds. He was seen wearing a black hoodie, blue shorts, and gray shoes with a green scarf, knee brace, and a dark backpack. The individual also appeared to have visible burn injuries on his left leg.
The fire, which started in a storage yard beneath the I-10 freeway, burned for three hours and spread over an area equivalent to six football fields. More than 160 firefighters responded to extinguish the blaze. Approximately 16 people living underneath the highway were evacuated to shelters.
The I-10 freeway remains closed indefinitely as authorities assess the damage and determine the necessary repairs. If you have any information about the person of interest in this case, please contact the Cal Fire Arson Hotline at 1-800-468-4408.