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Come On Baby Light My (House on) Fire. Hey-O!

By Harriet Staff

A string of arsons in the Los Angeles area have left Jim Morrison’s former home damaged, per this LA Times article:

Morrison once lived at the home with his girlfriend, Pamela Courson.

Authorities termed firefighters’ efforts a “major save” because the house is old and nestled in a hillside area with a high density of brush.

One firefighter was injured in a fall from a ground ladder, officials said. He was taken to the hospital, where he is listed in stable condition.

After a string of 19 arson fires overnight, police are on tactical alert and the Los Angeles Fire Department has doubled the number of arson teams on call. Many of the fires were started in cars or carports, officials said.

They come one day after police arrested Samuel Arrington, 22, of Sunland in connection with three arsons that occurred on a five-block stretch of Sunset Boulevard on Thursday morning.

Dude was crazy for homes with a high density of brush, as those of you who have read Greil Marcus’s latest know. Want more Lizard King?. There you go.


Posted in Poetry News on Monday, January 2nd, 2012 by Harriet Staff.