Sep 10, 2009 4:31 PM by Associated Press

Investigation of wildfire is bolstered

Six more homicide detectives have been added to the case, as investigators try to find out who set a giant wildfire outside Los Angeles.

Police are also reviewing dozens of tips from the public.

The fire has ravaged a 250-square-mile stretch of national forest, and killed two firefighters. It destroyed 82 homes.

The fire's single point of origin has been traced to an area near an oak tree below a curvy mountain road. Investigators are no longer at the crime scene, but the highway remains closed and police tape still surrounds the roadside turnout near where the fire started.

A reward of $150,000 is being offered.


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