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Arson

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  • Former Compton deputy fire chief due in court in arson case

    Former Compton deputy fire chief due in court in arson case
    A former Compton deputy fire chief is scheduled to appear in court Friday to face charges that he stole radio equipment, then lighted a fire to cover up the crime. Marcel Melanson was arrested at his home Wednesday by the Los Angeles County Sheriff&...
  • Former Compton firefighter charged with arson, embezzlement

    Former Compton firefighter charged with arson, embezzlement
    A former Compton firefighter pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of arson, grand theft and embezzlement in connection with a fire that destroyed hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of communications equipment in December 2011. Marcel Melanson, 37,...
  • Fire rips through Leimert Park church

    Fire rips through Leimert Park church
    Los Angeles Fire Department arson investigators are using accelerant-detecting dogs in their probe of a Friday morning fire that gutted a Leimert Park church. “We’re treating it as a criminal fire at this time, suspicious in nature until...
  • National task force investigates Leimert Park church fire

    National task force investigates Leimert Park church fire
    A special task force of fire, police and federal agencies is investigating a church fire that erupted early Friday at a Leimert Park church. The fire was reported before 2 a.m. at Bethesda Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith on Crenshaw Boulevard....
  • Forest Service ends ban on night flights to battle fires

    Forest Service ends ban on night flights to battle fires
    In a policy shift brought on by scrutiny of the disastrous 2009 Station fire, the U.S. Forest Service will begin nighttime helicopter missions to battle blazes in the Angeles National Forest and other federal lands in Southern California. The Forest...
  • Forest Service to allow nighttime aerial firefighting in SoCal

     
    In a major policy shift brought on by scrutiny of the disastrous 2009 Station fire, the U.S. Forest Service has decided to begin nighttime helicopter missions to battle blazes in the Angeles National Forest and other federal lands in Southern California,...
  • Suspect arrested in Pasadena carport fire

     
    Pasadena Arsonist: A man suspected of setting a fire at a Pasadena apartment building carport that caused around $200,000 in damage a week ago has been arrested, authorities said Saturday....
  • Man gets death sentence in 2003 forest fire that killed 5 people

     
    A San Bernardino County jury on Friday recommended a death sentence for the violent methamphetamine addict convicted of setting the catastrophic 2003 Old Fire that destroyed 1,000 homes, blackened the San Bernardino Mountains and led to five deaths. The...
  • Thousand Oaks boy, 13, arrested on suspicion of setting fires

     
    Ventura County authorities Friday arrested a 13-year-old Thousand Oaks boy suspected of starting three small arson fires this week, all in the same area near a popular hiking trailhead. The youth, who was not identified because of his age, allegedly......
  • Crews hope to contain Santa Barbara County fire by Friday

     
    Firefighters expect to fully contain a fire burning in the mountains of Santa Barbara County by Friday evening, officials said....
  • Two killed as masked gunman attacks Inglewood family, police say

     
    Masked gunman attacks Inglewood family, lilling two and Injuring three...