BEVERLY HILLS— On Saturday, May 30 at around 8:52 p.m., trees in the front lawn of a Beverly Hills house on Linden Drive caught on fire.
Witnesses told Canyon News that they heard a loud explosion, saw a “big flash,” and moments later saw flames in the trees. They suspect it was fireworks or another incendiary device thrown out of a car, but the exact source of the fire and who set it off is unknown.
There were no injuries. The Beverly Hills Fire Department emerged to the scene and put out the fire quickly.
Earlier Saturday, thousands of people protesting George Floyd’s death gathered in Beverly Hills. Protesters looted stores at the Grove and along Rodeo Drive, placed graffiti around the city, and set objects on fire.
The City of Beverly Hills announced a city-wide curfew from 8:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a formal order directing the National Guard to Los Angeles Saturday evening.