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Lake Balboa Fire Likely Arson, Investigators Say

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A 6,400-square-foot fire along the 405 Freeway had multiple ignitions points and was likely set on purpose, authorities said.

A brush fire that broke out along the San Diego (405) Freeway in Lake Balboa today may have been intentionally set, authorities said. The approximately 6,400-square-foot fire was reported at 4:15 p.m. in the 15600 block of Roscoe Boulevard and extinguished by 4:48 p.m., Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department said. Smoke blanketed the freeway and the Roscoe Boulevard off-ramp from the southbound side of the freeway was closed due to fire department operations, Stewart said. Firefighters found more than one start point and while no arson investigation was launched, it was believed that the fire may have been set intentionally, Stewart said.


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