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Arson

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  • Cops investigate 8 torched cars in Wrigleyville

    Cops investigate 8 torched cars in Wrigleyville
    Chicago police are continuing to investigate a series of arson fires that destroyed eight vehicles in the Wrigleyville neighborhood on Tuesday, officials said today. The vehicles were set on fire on the 3500 block of North Wilton Avenue and the flames...
  • Wildfires scorch parched California; 2,600 firefighters respond

    Wildfires scorch parched California; 2,600 firefighters respond
    More than 2,600 firefighters are now fighting the brush fires in San Diego County and other parts of California, officials said Friday. Forecasts of onshore winds, cooler temperatures and higher humidity fanned hopes for better firefighting conditions....
  • Heavy smoke from brush fires sparks health warnings across region

    Heavy smoke from brush fires sparks health warnings across region
    As weary firefighters battled stubborn brush fires for a fourth day Friday, billowing black smoke drifted northward, causing health warnings throughout much of Southern California. By mid-afternoon, the air hanging stagnantly over Los Angeles was...
  • Shift in weather helps firefighters battling San Diego County blazes

    Shift in weather helps firefighters battling San Diego County blazes
    Helped by cooler temperatures and calmer winds, firefighters on Saturday continued battling four major brush fires in northern San Diego County: one in San Marcos and three on military bases. More than 27,000 acres have been burned since Tuesday as fire...
  • No arson charges for man arrested during San Diego County wildfires

    No arson charges for man arrested during San Diego County wildfires
    No charges will be filed against a 19-year-old man who was arrested last week by Escondido police on suspicion of trying to set two brush fires as a series of destructive blazes spread across northern San Diego County, prosecutors announced Tuesday....
  • Reisterstown man charged with killing wife, burning down home

    Reisterstown man charged with killing wife, burning down home
    A 41-year-old Reisterstown man has been charged with killing his wife and then burning down their house last month, Baltimore County police said Wednesday. Anthony Paul Rutherford, of Fox Run Court, faces first-degree murder and arson charges in the...
  • Florida mansion arson victims were shot, investigators say

    A deadly fire in a Tampa Bay, Fla., mansion took an even darker twist Thursday when officials said all four people found dead inside had been shot. The roughly 6,000-square-foot home, which is owned by former tennis star James Blake but which he rents...
  • Irvine man arrested after small grass fire

    Irvine man arrested after small grass fire
    Irvine police this week arrested a man who allegedly lit a grass fire in the city's Turtle Rock neighborhood. About 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Orange County Fire Authority quickly put out a small blaze that burned a 40-by-30-foot patch of grass near...
  • Police still have no tips in series of fires

    Police still have no tips in series of fires
    Days after police pleaded for the public’s help in finding a serial arsonist who has set 17 trash and furniture fires in Glendale, investigators still haven’t received any tips. The lack of tips is likely due to the fact that many residents...
  • Leave July 4th fireworks to the pros, L.A. fire officials say

    As much asĀ fireworks are synonymous with Independence Day, fire officials are again urging people not to set them off. "Tomorrow is a day of celebration throughout our country," Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Jamie Moore said Wednesday at a news...
  • Man found dead in Gold Coast apartment after fire

    Man found dead in Gold Coast apartment after fire
    A man was found dead inside his Gold Coast apartment after the building's doorman called police to check on the man's well being Friday night. The door on the unit, in the 1100 block of North Lake Shore Drive, was chained shut from inside, according...