The new fires, inside the Hollywood and Highland parking structure and in a Hollywood carport, came as authorities "deployed hundreds of extra firefighters, patrol cars, undercover officers and helicopters" to fight the mysterious ongoing arson string, the L.A. Times reports. "Whoever is doing this is really messing with people's lives," said Los Angeles Fire Capt. Jamie Moore.
[Tonight's] blazes followed at least 38 other suspicious fires between Thursday night and Saturday morning, making it the worst wave of arson since the 1992 riots....
"We're pulling out all the stops," Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said. "We're hoping that the person or people responsible will be brought to swift and complete justice."
At least $35,000 in rewards have been put up seeking information. The LAPD says it has reassigned detectives from the Major Crimes and Robbery-Homicide details to work on the arson spree.
Neither of tonight's fires is known to be connected to any others. The carport fire was in the 1300 block of Mansfield Avenue.
* 10:35 p.m. update: CBS 2 is reporting there have been two more fires in the Burbank area "and at least one of those fit the M.O. of the other fires." The station later reported on the 11 p.m. news that two car fires tonight in West Hollywood have been deemed to be arson.