Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Jim Morrison's Former Home Destroyed by LA Arsonist who says "I Hate America"

Fallen star: A blaze happened by the former home of Jim Morrison

San Fernando fire captain George Villegas told ABC News some people have been questioned in connection to the blazes. 

'We've detained a number of people, none that we can say are legitimately connected to this investigation at this point,' he said.

West Hollywood Mayor John Duran heatedly spoke directly to the person or persons suspected of starting the fires, reports the LA Times.

'What were you thinking?' he said. 'This is the most dense part of Los Angeles. If you’re trying to say something, this is not the way to say it.'

One of the blazes happened at the former home of late Doors lead singer Jim Morrison, who died in Paris in 1971 aged just 27.

He used to live in the house with girlfriend Pamela Courson in the 1960s and it provided the inspiration for the Doors' song ‘Love Street’.

The home was listed for nearly $1.2million earlier this year, according to real estate website Zillow.com.

Witness Sandy Gendel said he heard explosions from what he later determined were likely car tires.

He saw flames 30 feet high coming from the deck of the house and a gutted Mazda Miata.

'It was just like a towering inferno,' Gendel said.

Other Hollywood residents recounted their fear as the fires spread.

'I woke up really scared,’ evacuated resident Daniel Meza told KABC. ‘I heard somebody saying, “Fire, fire”. The smoke was in my face.’

Mr Meza had to run and get his little sister as well as wake up his parents and tell them all to get out of his block of flats.

‘It was a long, tough night,’ a Los Angeles County fire spokesman said, adding that the department does not yet have any suspect description.

'Thank goodness no one was seriously injured or killed,” Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said at an afternoon news conference on Friday, where he was joined by county and West Hollywood officials.

‘If you see something, say something,’ the L.A. County fire spokesman said.

County supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky told Msnbc.com that the county is putting up $25,000 and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is adding another $10,000.

Yaroslavsky added around $350,000 worth of damage was caused to property in West Hollywood by the fires on Friday alone.

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