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Fire at Reseda auto parts store called arson

November 11, 2011 | 11:02 pm


Los Angeles Fire Department investigators have determined that a fire that tore through a Reseda strip mall Thursday night was arson, spokesman Matt Spence said.

The fire at 18715 W. Sherman Way erupted about 11:30 p.m. Thursday. No one was hurt, but the blaze destroyed an auto parts store, Padco Brake and Parts.

Two neighboring businesses sustained smoke and water damage.

Anyone with information regarding the fire is asked to call the Los Angeles Fire Department Arson Counter-Terrorism Section at (213) 893-9800.


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Photo: Los Angeles firefighters pick up their gear after working a fire at a Reseda strip mall. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times