| Oct 18, 2013
| 6:08 PM
(AP) - A former volunteer firefighter has been sentenced to a year of probation for setting three Reno County grass fires amid severe drought last fall.
The Hutchinson News reports 19-year-old Cody Knox apologized Friday in Reno County District Court....
| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:17 AM
A man in his 50s was arrested shortly after midnight Thursday in connection with six fires started within about an hour along Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks.
The suspect was spotted by authorities and taken into custody near the intersection of...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 7:43 AM
A propane tank caught fire near an apartment complex in Santa Clarita early Monday morning, spreading to the building and displacing at least two families, authorities said.
The blaze started about 2:45 a.m. in the bottom floor of the three-story...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:38 PM
A historic South Los Angeles church where three firefighters were injured battling a large blaze has been regularly inspected in recent years and has no history of fire code violations, according to records reviewed Wednesday by The Times.
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:20 PM
Mike Maca leaned forward in the federal courtroom Friday as the man accused of killing his brother in an arson fire on Chicago’s Southwest Side nearly two years ago waited to learn his fate.
When the word “guilty” was read aloud,...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 7:17 PM
The children of a victim of the 2003 Old Fire in San Bernardino County told the judge who sentenced the convicted arsonist to death Monday that the defendant's actions had destroyed their lives.
“It’s still very hard for me to think about...
| 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...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 7:16 AM
When Mike Korte sets his mind to something, he'll do whatever it takes to achieve the goal. And if it means he ends up surrounded by a throng of admiring women, well that's a sacrifice he's willing to make.
Korte was an aimless 13-year-old, admittedly...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 4:40 PM
The home of a missing Joliet-area woman exploded Sunday night with a blast that lifted the roof off the house and severely injured the woman’s boyfriend in a blaze that the state fire marshal ruled as arson.
Fire marshal investigators say they...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 2:13 PM
San Francisco police are searching for a man accused of setting his girlfriend on fire, while the woman is being treated at a hospital burn unit. Authorities described the burns as potentially life threatening, adding her face was burned. Precious......
| Sep 23, 2013
| 5:31 AM
Around 9:15 Friday night, Joshua Johnson said goodbye to his wife and stepson and set off for an overnight shift at UPS.
By the time he returned the following morning, a fire had ripped through the family's apartment in the Roseland neighborhood,...