North Hollywood Arson Suspect Arrested


A suspect has been arrested on charges of setting at least 19 fires in North Hollywood since mid-July. Kurt K. Billie, a 34-year-old ex-Marine, was caught setting fire to a motor home in the area early Tuesday morning. He has a record of arson in Japan, where he was convicted of starting fires near a military base in Okinawa. The North Hollywood blazes have caused at least $1 million in damages, according to officials.

[L.A. Times]
[L.A. Weekly]