(Photo courtesy of Curbed reader Wynn)
Update on last Friday's fire: Two Illinois teenagers, who live about 88 miles from Chicago, may face possible criminal charges for setting that blaze. The boys, who turned themselves in, "told arson investigators that they were playing with a lighter and setting twigs on fire when the blaze spread up the hillside," according to the Chicago Tribune. Since the fire came close to burning down the Hollywood sign, according to the paper, we strongly suspect these "boys" were actually working for the Chicago Olympic Committee. Their accidental fire comes just as a study concludes that the economic impact of the 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Los Angeles would be more than $7 billion.
· Illinois boys arrested in Los Angeles brush fire [Chicago Tribune]
· BREAKING: FIRE AT UNIVERSAL [Curbed LA]
· Los Angeles 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games Would Have $7 Billion-Plus Impact [PR Newswire]