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Arson

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  • Arsonist convicted on five counts of murder in 2003 Old Fire

     
    Habitual criminal Rickie Lee Fowler was convicted Wednesday on five counts of murder and two counts of arson in the 2003 arson fire that destroyed 1,000 homes, led to five deaths and blackened the northwest face of the San Bernardino......
  • Federal nighttime aerial firefighting may start in SoCal next year

     
    The U.S. Forest Service said Thursday it has scrapped a rule that bars night flying to fight wildfires and plans to start nighttime helicopter missions next year to battle blazes in the Angeles National Forest and other federal lands in Southern...
  • 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,...
  • Jury weighs death penalty in San Bernardino murder-arson case

     
    A jury weighs the death penalty for the San Bernardino man convicted of setting the 2003 Old fire that destroyed 1,000 homes and led to five deaths....
  • Suspected arson causes extensive damage at Pasadena apartments

     
    Pasadena and South Pasadena firefighters extinguished a suspected arson fire in a Pasadena apartment building carport that destroyed two vehicles and heavily damaged three others and a building next door, causing about $200,000 in damage, a fire...
  • Fast-moving Sepulveda Pass fire prompts voluntary evacuations [map]

     
    A fast-moving 10-acre fire was whipping its way uphill east of the Sepulveda Pass, causing staff at the Getty Center to voluntarily evacuate....
  • Sepulveda Pass fire: Super Scoopers attack 40-acre blaze

     
    Two Super Scooper aircraft capable of dumping 1,600 gallons of water at a time made drops on a fast-moving 40-acre fire east of the Sepulveda Pass, quickly snuffing out flames. By 5:50 p.m. they had dropped about 20,000 gallons of......
  • 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....