LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – The former Jim Morrison house which inspired “Love Street” has been hit by an arson fire. The Jim Morrison former mansion where the Doors frontman live with Pamela Courson was one of eleven homes hit by arson fires in the predawn hours today. LAFD has yet to indicate to news the extent of the fire damage to the former Morrison home.
The Jim Morrison home which inspired Love Street was on the market earlier this year. MLS listing photos for the house showed it was extensively a wood frame structure. As reported earlier on LALATE this morning, the arsonist is believed to have targeted wood frame structures in his assault today December 30, 2011.
Before dawn, as many as eleven fires were set by the arsonist. Fire officials indicate to news that the arsonist appears to have struck carports with many, if not, all the structures. The arsonist has appeared to set fires near or in parked vehicles inside carports, causing the fire to spread upward into residences built over the parking spaces.
Fire officials have yet to indicate the nature, extent, and origin of the fire at the former Jim Morrison home. The structure was built before current fire codes, in 1922. It sits near the Canyon Country Store.
On the market earlier this year for $1.199 million, the home still reportedly has an active listing. The last purchase price was $535,000 in 2011.
Rothdell Trail is the “Love Street” inspiration for the Lauren Canyon residence. It features “custom pieces designed for this home” reported the MLS. The MLS also reported that it boasted “the ‘hidden shower,’ the home’s original shower where Jim Morrison scrolled his writings, preserved and hidden behind the bathroom wall.”
The 1920s home was reportedly last renovated in 1950s, reports the LA County Tax Assessor’s Office. It boasts a nearly four thousand square foot lot, three bedrooms, two baths, and over one thousand-three hundred square feet.
The West Hollywood Sheriff’s Dept. and LAFD confirm to news that eleven structures were set on fire deliberately since last night. However, these arson fires are not believed to have been set by the same person behind the arsons earlier this week.
Yesterday, 22-year-old Samuel Arrington of Sunland was arrested. Arrington is charged with setting three arson fires earlier this week in Hollywood. Police believe the new eleven arson fires today were set by a copy-cat arsonist. The public is encouraged to call the Los Angeles City Fire Department at (213) 893-9800 if they have any information to aid the investigation.