January 1, 2012 10:10

Jim Morrison's former home damaged during Los Angeles arson attacks

Late Doors frontman penned number of band's songs at Hollywood Hills residence

Jim Morrison's former home damaged during Los Angeles arson attacks

Photo: PA

The former home of the late frontman of The Doors Jim Morrison was among the buildings hit during a spate of arson attacks in Los Angeles over the past few days.

Some 35 fires have been started in the US city since Thursday (December 29), with parked cars targeted in almost every case. Some of the fires spread to adjacent buildings, including Morrison's Hollywood Hills residence. According to the Los Angeles Times, it's currently unclear whether the blazes are the work of one arsonist or several.

However, local officials have described the incidents as one of the worst cases of arson in Los Angeles in recent history.

LA Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey commented:

We're pulling out all the stops. We're hoping that the person or people responsible will be brought to swift and complete justice.

A number of detectives have been assigned to investigate the case, while $35,000 (£22,500) of rewards have been offered for information leading to a conviction.

Morrison penned The Doors' 1968 album 'Waiting For The Sun' at the house, which he shared with his girlfriend Pamela Courson.

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