Arsonist suspected of starting Los Angeles brushfire

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Los Angeles authorities believe an arsonist is behind a massive brushfire that has torched over 750 acres since it flared up Friday night, a report said.

The suspect, a man who was spotted by police helicopters setting fires in the area of Pacific Palisades, may be hiding out in caves, LAPD Sgt. Jay Balgemino told CBSLA.

“He might be in a cave because there was a lot of smoke and for him to survive that, he has to go somewhere indoors,” Balgemino told the outlet.

“So, I’m thinking he went to a cave,” the sergeant said.

The brushfire has caused mandatory evacuation orders to certain residents in the area, and also forced road closures, the report said.

“The terrain is very steep and extremely difficult to navigate which hinders ground based firefighting operations. The bulk of the firefighting is air based,” the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

With Post wires

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