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Authorities say a man accused of setting various fires in Boyle Heights and Chinatown was arrested early Wednesday morning.

According to a spokesperson from the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), the suspect set at least four blazes along Cesar E. Chavez Avenue between 7 and 7:30 am Wednesday morning, and additional fires in Chinatown shortly after.

LAFD firefighters responded and extinguished approximately 12 “intentionally set vegetation and debris fires” in both areas. 

The suspect, described only as a man with face tattoos riding a bicycle, was located and arrested without incident within a few hours in downtown LA. 

No additional information on the suspect or his motive for arson was available Wednesday.

This developing story will be updated as needed.

Alex Medina is a graduate of Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School and 2018 alumnus of the Boyle Heights Beat. He is a recent graduate of Hamilton College in Central New York where he majored in Hispanic...

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