Investigators Release Surveillance Video from L.A. Conflagration

Help Sought Identifying Men in Video

                    LAFD and ATF National Response Team Seek Assistance

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Fire Department Arson/Counter-Terrorism Section and officials from the National Response Team of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), are requesting the public’s help in identifying two potential witnesses seen in video footage taken the morning of December 8th, 2014 near a Major Emergency structure fire at 900 West Temple Street in downtown Los Angeles.

These two individuals are not considered suspects or persons of interest. Investigators have identified them as being in the area of the fire, and merely wish to interview them.

The public is encouraged to view and share the video and images below. Anyone with information that may assist in identifying these individuals is urged to contact the LAFD Arson Section directly at (213) 893-9850.

The LAFD remains committed to using all resources available to help determine the cause of this fire, and has been working closely with the ATF and the Los Angeles Police Department in an ongoing investigation.

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2 years ago

Our thanks to the team @Tackk for supporting @LAFD

2 years ago

Today at the Mandel lofts we apprehended a young man who resembles the person in the security tape above...He was released by the BID on Olive St. because at the time we were unable to review the security tapes in our own building. The Incident was recorded by the BID Olive St. @12:30 pm...The Graffiti suspect carried spray paint cans and a backsack just like in your video, is about the same height, but didn't wear a hat so its strange to compare until further has been investigated. The Suspect at the Mandel lofts was hiding near a garage gate next to the huge 8th & Grand Construction project that will house the Whole Foods Market.

2 years ago

OK...The other suspect you have in the photographs I caught at 6th and Spring in August and I actually photographed him in the act of Spray Painting and Magic Markering at the Springtime Cafe Construction site last August. I can absolutely identify him AND will review my photos and will contact LAFD ASAP.