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Arson

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  • Cecil man faces arson charges for burning own home

    A 47-year-old Rising Sun man faces arson and other related charges in the burning of his own home in Cecil County on Tuesday evening, according to the Office of the State Fire Marshal. The blaze, which was discovered after deputies responded to the home...
  • Woman dies following Northwest Side fire

    Woman dies following Northwest Side fire
    A basement fire that killed a 35-year-old woman and injured her daughter is being investigated as a possible arson, authorities said today. Claudia Martinez, 35, suffered severe burns in the fire Wednesday night in the basement of the two-flat where she...
  • Police: Man burgled homes after setting fires

    Police: Man burgled homes after setting fires
    Officials Thursday charged a man with lighting fires at apartment complexes in Irvine and Fullerton so he could distract residents and break into their homes. Prosecutors say that after he started the blazes, Jose Baca Jr., 36, would run through the...
  • 1 charged in Northwest Side garage fires, held on $100K bail

    1 charged in Northwest Side garage fires, held on $100K bail
    A man has been charged in a series of fires set in a Belmont Central neighborhood alley Sunday morning, authorities said. Thomas J. Walsh, 23, of the 3100 block of North Menard Avenue, has been charged with arson in connection with at least five fires...
  • Charges filed following death of 2 children in West Englewood blaze

    Charges filed following death of 2 children in West Englewood blaze
    Two women are facing child endangerment charges following the death of two children during a fire early Saturday in their West Englewood neigborhood home. Tatiana Meakens, 23, and Britany Meakens, 22, both of the 6400 block of South Paulina Avenue, were...
  • Officials: Lawndale fire that left 1 dead, 3 critical was arson

    Officials: Lawndale fire that left 1 dead, 3 critical was arson
    A woman died and three other people were badly burned, including two children 3 and 9, when someone started a fire in a home in the Lawndale neighborhood, possibly pouring accelerant on some of the victims, officials said. The woman suffered burns...
  • Officials: Man who set fire that killed woman, injured 2 kids dies

    Officials: Man who set fire that killed woman, injured 2 kids dies
    A man injured after he poured a flammable liquid on some victims, setting a fire that helped kill one woman and badly burned two of her children in the Lawndale neighborhood early Saturday has died, officials said. Nathaniel Beler, 29, was pronounced...
  • Investigators: Warehouse inferno began after someone set fire

    Investigators: Warehouse inferno began after someone set fire
    Investigators today determined the blaze that gutted a nearly 100-year-old Bridgeport warehouse began when someone started a fire -- but while police are investigating, the determination does not mean the fire was an arson. The Office of Fire...
  • Fire 'rekindles' at Bridgeport warehouse

    Fire 'rekindles' at Bridgeport warehouse
    A nearly 100-year-old Bridgeport warehouse is on fire again this morning after it was gutted during a 5-alarm fire on Tuesday, according to the Chicago Fire Department. About 10 a.m., a tower ladder truck was sent to the scene to handle the rekindle...
  • 10-year-old girl dies in southeast Baltimore fire

    10-year-old girl dies in southeast Baltimore fire
    A 10 year-old-girl died in a southeast Baltimore fire, in one of three blazes firefighters battled Saturday night. The fatal fire occurred about 11 p.m. in the 6600 block of Hartwait Ave., near the city line and Dundalk. Seven people made it out of...
  • Families react to death penalty in forest fire arson case

    Families react to death penalty in forest fire arson case
    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...