Early morning Brentwood fire was arson, investigators say
Firefighters responded to the blaze at 12315 West Gorham Avenue at 3:37 a.m. and found a six-unit complex that was under construction ablaze. Five adjacent buildings were evacuated.
Two of them, an apartment complex and a single-family home, suffered significant fire damage, displacing about 10 families, according to Los Angeles Fire Department officials.
A total of 160 firefighters battled the blaze, which was extinguished in a little over 1-1/2 hours. No one was injured. An estimate of the cost of damage was not available.
Fire officials asked that anyone with information about the fire call LAFD's Arson Counter-Terrorism Section at (213) 893-9800.
-- Abby Sewell
Photo: A firefighter sprays water Thursday on a six-unit townhouse complex under construction in Brentwood that was gutted by an early morning fire. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times.