LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Three months after the Station Fire burned thousands of acres in the hills above Los Angeles and killed two firefighters, investigators have no suspects.
Sources told the Los Angeles Times investigators have determined an accelerant was used to start the fire, the largest in the history of Los Angeles County. But detailed examination of the area has yielded few clues about the identity of an arsonist.
"Basically, we have nothing at this point. We have run down all our leads," Lt. Liam Gallagher of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.
Babatunsin Olukunle, a 25-year-old Nigerian who came to California as a college student and became a drifter, is suspected of setting a smaller wildfire in Angeles National Forest a week before the Station Fire began. Gallagher said Olukunle has been questioned about the Station Fire but investigators have not connected him to the blaze.
The fire began Aug. 26 and spread over more than 160,000 acres. County Fire Capt. Tedmund "Ted" Hall, 47, and firefighter specialist Arnaldo "Arnie" Quinones, 35, died Aug. 30 when their vehicle crashed as they tried to get firefighters to safety.