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Arson

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  • 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...
  • Two die in Northeast Baltimore house fire

    Two die in Northeast Baltimore house fire
    Two people died in a two-alarm house fire in Northeast Baltimore late Wednesday, fire officials said. Firefighters were called to the 3000 block of Montebello Terrace just after 11:30 p.m. Seven adults, including a pregnant woman, were inside the 11/2-...
  • 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...
  • 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...