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Arson

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  • 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 as 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...
  • City police search for arsonists throwing flammable bottles

    City police search for arsonists throwing flammable bottles
    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...
  • Brush fire near railroad tracks in Burbank is quickly extinguished

    Emergency crews in Burbank were able to quickly extinguish a “very small” brush fire Wednesday that ignited next to the railroad tracks near Verdugo Avenue and Front Street, authorities said. The tracks were closed to Metrolink rail...
  • Santa Monica police try to identify suspects in arson fire

    Santa Monica police try to identify suspects in arson fire
    Santa Monica police were seeking the public's help Thursday night in identifying three suspects wanted in connection with an arson fire. The blaze broke out shortly before 2 p.m. on Monday near an alley in the 600 block of 11th Street. The fire...
  • Southern California to sizzle in weekend heat wave

    Southern California to sizzle in weekend heat wave
    Temperatures are expected to spike Friday as Southern Californians brace for a blistering weekend that has prompted heat advisories and the opening of cooling centers. The National Weather Service issued heat warnings for large swaths of the state,...
  • Arsonist who killed L.A. firefighter seeks parole

    Arsonist who killed L.A. firefighter seeks parole
    Three decades have passed since a jury convicted Mario Catanio in the arson murder of L.A. city firefighter Thomas G. Taylor. But the memories of their colleague plunging into the inferno at Cugee's Cafe in North Hollywood remain vivid for many...
  • Woman dies in Northwest Side home fire

    Woman dies in Northwest Side home fire
    A 73-year-old woman died following a fire this morning in the Kilbourn Park neighborhood, authorities said. The preliminary cause of the fire was careless use of smoking materials said Chicago Fire Department Chief Joe Roccasalva. There were also no...