L.A. Arson Suspect Probed in Germany

    In this still photo taken from video released on Jan. 2, 2012 by OnScene.tv shows arson suspect Harry Burkhart, 24, a German national, being arrested in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Burkhart was pulled over by a reserve sheriff's deputy and later booked for investigation of arson of an inhabited dwelling. Since the arrest, firefighters have not responded to any other suspicious fires. Police declined to reveal any motive for more than 50 fires that have occurred since Friday in Hollywood, neighboring West Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley, causing about $3 million in damage. (AP Photo/OnScene.tv)

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    After a string of more than 50 fires in Los Angeles this week, German police are investigating the possibility that the suspect, Harry Burkhart, may have been behind similar fires in his hometown of Frankfurt. Burkhart has been under investigation in Frankfurt after a fire burned a home owned by his family. The suspect is a German national, though police have not said when he last visited his native country.

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