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A helicopter flies over a fire that scorches Los Angeles’ Pacific Palisades on Sunday, May 16, 2021.
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Los Angeles authorities believe arsonists are behind a massive fire that has burned more than 750 acres since the blaze on Friday night.
The suspect, a man seen by a police helicopter, set a fire in the Pacific Palisades area, may be hiding in a LAPD cave, Sgt Jay Balgemino told CBSLA.
“He might have been in a cave because there was a lot of smoke, and for him to escape, then he had to go somewhere in the house,” Bulgemino told the shop.
“So I think he went to the cave,” said the sergeant.
The report said the fires had triggered an evacuation order for some residents in the area and forced the closure of roads.
“The terrain is very steep and difficult to navigate, which is an obstacle for land-based firefighting operations. Most of the fires were put out by air, ”the Los Angeles Fire Department said.
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