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Lakers fans set fire to vehicle in downtown L.A.

June 17, 2010 | 10:51 pm
IMG00099-20100617-2223 As Los Angeles police officers tried to control outbreaks of violence, rowdy Lakers fans set fire to a cab at 7th and Flower streets.

The flames curled into the air as an explosion rocked the vehicle. A Fire Department engine responded and knocked down the flames.

The department said it had responded to many small rubbish fires and some vehicle fires in the aftermath of the Lakers win over the Celtics.

--Paloma Esquivel at 7th and Flower streets

Photo: Car burns at 7th and Flower streets. Credit: Tony Barboza/Los Angeles Times