| Jan 16, 2013
| 4:52 AM
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...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 6:23 PM
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...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 11:22 AM
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...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 1:30 PM
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...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 4:47 AM
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...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 3:01 PM
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...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 6:14 PM
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...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 3:50 PM
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...
| Jan 26, 2013
| 8:50 AM
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...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 6:01 AM
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...
| 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...