Arson fires damage Downtown L.A. high-rise building; suspect arrested

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A suspect has been taken into custody on suspicion of setting fires at a Downtown L.A. high-rise condominium building, authorities said today.

Firefighters sent to Metropolis at 877 S. Francisco St. at 11:01 p.m. Thursday extinguished the flames in about 50 minutes, according to the Los Angeles police and fire departments.

Fires were set at “multiple” locations at the property, and arson investigators were sent to the scene, the fire department reported.

The man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of arson, police said. His name was not immediately released. No injuries were reported, according to the fire department.

CBS2 reported that the fires at Metropolis Tower II forced some people out of their residences for several hours, and damage was reported on multiple floors.

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