Los Angeles Fire Department

Possible Arson Suspected in San Pedro Brush Fire, LAPD Says

A 3-acre brush fire that was being investigated for arson in San Pedro Saturday shut down the southbound 110 Freeway and impacted at least one business, authorities said.

The fire was in the 900 block of North Gaffey Place, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. The fire was originally considered a rubbish fire but was upgraded to a full brush fire around 5:57 p.m. by the LAFD.

Arson was suspected as the source of the fire, the Los Angeles Police Department said. The LAPD said a person was in custody related to the fire, according to the LAFD.

The southbound 110 Freeway was completely shut down near the fire, Newschopper4 Bravo observed around 6 p.m.

LAFD declared a knockdown of the brush fire at 7:15 p.m. and said all structures were defended from fire damage.

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