EASTSIDE — Investigators believe three fires set early Monday morning on Santa Monica’s eastside could have been the work of a single arsonist.

Santa Monica and Los Angeles firefighters responded to the series of blazes at 4:26 a.m. Monday, the Santa Monica Fire Department said in a press release. The fires appeared to be related and damaged residential buildings at 1507 Stanford St., 1532 Centinela Ave. and 1707 Franklin St.

No one was hurt in the fires and no one was taken into custody, said Judah Mitchell, a spokesman for the SMFD.

The press release stated the fire at 1507 Stanford St. occurred outside a boarded-up condo complex that was a “previously set location.”

No further information was available by press time Monday.

The Arson Task Force is also looking or the public’s help in identifying the person or people responsible for another series of fires that took place in February. Three vehicles, a trash bin and some bushes were set ablaze in the neighborhood bounded by California and Idaho avenues, Second and Fourth streets.

If anyone has information, call (310) 458-8410.


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