Officials to detail arrests in 1993 LA fire that killed 10

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck will announce details of arrests made in connection with a 1993 apartment building fire that killed 10 people, including seven children.

Officials said Saturday that several arrests were made recently and the people remain jailed. Beck and other police officials have set a Monday news conference to offer additional information.

The three-story building in the Westlake district caught fire on May 3, 1993. The residents, most of them poor immigrants from Central America, tried to escape by jumping from windows or balconies or climbing down bedsheets.

Police suspected the fire was set by gang members who'd been kicked off the property for drug dealing.

Two were later charged with murder but the case was dropped for lack of evidence.

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