Suspect Sought In Multiple Arson Attacks LBFD Request Public’s Assistance

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crime-scene-tape arson investigationOn Monday September 13, 2010, at approximately 9:40, the Long Beach Fire Department received a call for a possible use of an incendiary device at an occupied residence located at 1822 east 56th Street.  Once on scene, the crew from fire station 11 found evidence of a Molotov cocktail to the rear of a duplex.  One vehicle suffered damage in the attack.

The device landed within 10 feet of the structure, which was occupied at the time by two separate families.  Fortunately, a bystander and a resident from the home were able to extinguish the fire and prevented its spread to the house.  Witnesses on scene reported another Molotov cocktail had been thrown in the same location less than two hours earlier.  Had either one of these incidents gone undetected, the results could have been catastrophic.

LBFD arson investigators are asking anyone with any information on this fire to contact the arson tip hot line (562) 570-2582.

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