| May 13, 2013
| 1:38 PM
The State Fire Marshall's Office says the home explosion in Downs last Friday was arson. 58-year-old Nyla Powell was in bed when the explosion happened. She's now listed in fair condition at a Wichita hospital.
Powell was rescued by a neighbor who...
| May 16, 2013
| 4:50 PM
A former Compton deputy fire chief -- who has also starred on a reality television series -- has been arrested on suspicion of arson and grand theft in connection with a fire that destroyed hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of radio equipment in late...
| May 7, 2013
| 12:34 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Modesto prosecutors announced they will retry a man found by a federal judge to be “actually innocent” of starting a 1997 house fire that killed a woman and her two children.
A federal judge last month ordered the state to...
| May 8, 2013
| 3:07 PM
State fire officials have reduced the total acreage burned in a Ventura County wildfire that threatened thousands of homes and drew in firefighters from across the country.
The Springs fire, which started last Thursday in Camarillo south of the 101...
| May 8, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Boredom, revenge and money. Firefighters say those are the three main motivators behind arson in Roanoke.
Just last week someone purposesly set a home on 13th Street on fire. Police have yet to make an arrest.
Firefighters say there's a...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 1:47 PM
Most volunteer firefighters such as Jerry McMillian say they do it to help people.
"It takes it out of you," McMillian says. "It's a physcial challenge. It's a mental challenge."
But McMillian says there's also the excitement of fighting rapidly...
| May 1, 2013
| 11:03 AM
An Aberdeen man who faces arson and other charges resulting from an April 6 house fire did not enter pleas during a brief court appearance today.
Isaiah J. Barse, 22, remains in the Brown County Jail, though he has been granted work release.
| May 2, 2013
| 5:04 PM
An ember from nearby flames started the fire at a storage facility that had some fertilizer inside at a farm in Camarillo a little after noon Wednesday, said Don Bowden, an employee who watched the flames engulf the building.
“It was a spark...
| May 5, 2013
| 6:35 PM
In an interview with The Times, the San Mateo County coroner revealed gruesome details of a limousine fire that killed five women, including a bride-to-be, and injured four others.
Orville Brown, a driver with LimoStop Inc., picked up the nine women...
| May 6, 2013
| 6:07 AM
Five women who died in a limousine fire on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge tried to escape through the vehicle’s front partition, the San Mateo County coroner said.
But the fire -- which reportedly started at the rear of the car -- moved too fast,...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Baltimore police are looking for arsonists responsible for throwing about a dozen crude incendiary devices at buildings since late April.
One of the homes hit by the devices — made from bottles and jugs — belonged to a Muslim family in North...