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Arsonist sought in San Fernando Valley fires

Police are searching for the arsonist responsible for intentionally setting 12 fires in the San Fernando Valley.

December 31, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Investigators hope newly released surveillance video will help them track down a serial arsonist in the San Fernando Valley.

The Los Angeles Fire Department released the video taken just before 5:30 a.m. on Oct. 28, 2012.

The footage shows a man getting out of his car near a dumpster in Chatsworth and then a large flash.

Twelve blazes were intentionally set in the area between Oct. 21 and Oct. 28 at several locations including De Soto Avenue near Parthenia Street, near Desoto Avenue and Lassen Street, on Lassen Street near Corbin Avenue, and on Devonshire Street near De Soto Avenue and near Mason Avenue.

Anyone with information regarding the series of fires was urged to contact arson and counterterrorism officials at (213) 893-9850.

CNS contributed to this report.