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Wave Of Arsons Blisters Jim Morrison’s Former Home In The Hollywood Hills

Filed by KOSU News in US News.
December 30, 2011

When Jim Morrison sang, “Come on baby, light my fire,” he couldn’t have dreamed of what would happen Friday in Los Angeles.

Arsonists torched car after car across a 2-square-mile swath of Hollywood during the wee hours after midnight, and in several cases, the flames leapt onto nearby houses. The Associated Press reports that firefighters scrambled to contain 21 blazes in less than four hours. No arrests had been made by Friday night.

The reason we mention Morrison? One of the homes that burned was where the late singer and his girlfriend Pamela Courson once lived. According to the Los Angeles Times, the Laurel Canyon house was built in 1922 and famously served as the inspiration for the 1968 Doors song “Love Street.” [Copyright 2011 National Public Radio]

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