The suspect was also charged with attempted murder, since one of the fires was set at an inhabited residence, officials said.
Long Beach firefighters this week responded to two fires just over 24 hours apart, but it wasn’t the first time they had to rush to the building recently, according to officials.
Security camera video shows multiple suspects approaching the Men’s Suit Outlet and throwing incendiary devices known as Molotov cocktails inside the business.
“The fire was started after two unidentified suspects tossed two Molotov cocktails through the broken widows of the store,” ATF said. “The security bars and windows of the store were broken earlier by looters.”
Long Beach fire investigators believe at least two of three small blazes were intentionally set in North Long Beach Tuesday night, authorities said.
In total, the fire claimed the lives of two adult rabbits, five newborn rabbits, three parakeets and four button quails. The three rabbits that survived had to be taken and treated by Long Beach Animal Control because they could no longer eat solid food
Authorities said he’s charged with setting two fires, burning a combined 1.5 acres of land, damaging old eucalyptus trees and fencing.
A 14-year-old suspected of helping set a massive blaze at Dogz Bar and Grill was arrested again when he showed off cash on Snapchat from a suspected fraudulent check, investigators allege in a warrant.
One of the videos shows flames burning in the background around the time a string of fires were lit in Belmont Shore, according to court documents.
Investigators suspect the three boys are responsible for multiple small blazes and the large fire at Dogz that injured a firefighter last week.