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Suspect Arrested In Connection To LA Arsons

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A man suspected in a series of arson fires in the Los Angeles area was arrested Monday, officials said.

Harry Burkhart, 24, was booked for investigation of arson of an inhabited dwelling and was being held without bail, authorities said.

"We expect as the investigation continues, he will face additional charges," Villaraigosa said at a news conference.

"I feel very good that we've got the right guy,'' NBCLosAngeles.com quoted L.A. Police Chief Charlie Beck as saying. "(The suspect) had the right stuff in his van, and we are very confident we found our man.''

The man was driving when he was stopped by a sheriff's deputy who felt his van resembled one seen in security video.

Burkhart has been involved in a dispute with federal immigration officials over the immigration status of his mother, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Eleven of the blazes 53 happened overnight at carports and garages, said L.A. Fire Department spokesman Capt. Jaime Moore.

"The last one was in West Hollywood," he told the LA Times, which reported that the first of the latest round of fires broke out shortly after 1:30 a.m. PT at apartment carports in the Laurel Canyon and Hollywood areas.

The suspect was detained hours after Los Angeles police released video of a man who they said witnesses and security video footage placed at several locations where the fires started.

He was seen on video Saturday after emerging on foot from inside an underground parking structure on Hollywood Boulevard where a car fire was reported.

Most of the fires started in cars and some spread to carports and homes.

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