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Arson

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  • Rash of suspicious fires in Orlando, Sanford have investigators on alert

    Rash of suspicious fires in Orlando, Sanford have investigators on alert
    Investigators are alarmed over a recent string of suspected arson fires in downtown Orlando and Sanford — including five this weekend — and are trying to determine if the blazes are linked. On Monday, Orlando fire officials said 12...
  • Local agencies form arson task force to investigate recent fires

    Local agencies form arson task force to investigate recent fires
    Several law enforcement agencies have formed a task force to investigate a spate of recent arson fires in Central Florida, the Orlando Police Department said Friday. In a press release, the Police Department said the task force would consist of eight...
  • Authorities arrest man in Seminole arson, seek to question sibling in other fires

     Authorities arrest man in Seminole arson, seek to question sibling in other fires
    State and local investigators said Wednesday that they want to question a man who may know about a string of 11 arson fires that have occurred in the Sanford area since June. When authorities began investigating a handful of fires in downtown Sanford...
  • Orlando firefighters investigate another suspected arson in Thornton Park

    Orlando firefighters investigate another suspected arson in Thornton Park
    Another suspected arson fire at a vacant home in Thornton Park was discovered by a neighbor on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Orlando Fire Department. It's the sixth suspicious fire to be reported between late Saturday and early Sunday and the 13th...
  • Group home for disabled children struggled to provide adequate care

    Group home for disabled children struggled to provide adequate care
    The recent death of a 10-year-old disabled foster child at an Anne Arundel County group home was just the latest in a series of problems at LifeLine, the state contractor that has been paid millions in taxpayer funds to care for "medically fragile"...
  • Fire marshals arrest suspect in Clermont semi-truck arson

    Fire marshals arrest suspect in Clermont semi-truck arson
    State Fire Marshal investigators arrested a Miami man Thursday on a charge that he set fire to a locked semi-truck without a trailer parked in a convenience store lot in Clermont on July 16. Donald Gilles was charged with arson after investigators...
  • Police: Suspected arsonist burns himself while setting apartment on fire in South Daytona

    Police: Suspected arsonist burns himself while setting apartment on fire in South Daytona
    South Daytona police tracked down the man accused of using gasoline to set an apartment on fire with a person and child inside Saturday morning. Arthur Lee Avery, 31, went to St. Johns County for treatment after he burned himself while trying to start...
  • State Fire Marshall's investigators make arrest in Clermont arson case

    A man has been arrested and faces arson charges in relation to a recent trailer fire at a local convenience store. On July 16, the Clermont Fire Department responded to a fire inside a tractor trailer parked at a Circle-K convenience store on U.S. 27 in...
  • Arson blazes strike 2 houses in Sanford

    Arson blazes strike 2 houses in Sanford
    The state fire marshal's office is investigating after two homes were set ablaze on the same street in Sanford over the weekend, a city fire inspector said Sunday evening. The two were the latest in a string of unsolved arson cases in Sanford and...
  • Convicted prostitute, arsonist accused of running housing scam in Boca

    Convicted prostitute, arsonist accused of running housing scam in Boca
    A convicted con man and male prostitute who Boca Raton police say swindled four people out of their money after he put a false rental advertisement on Craigslist was arrested on Wednesday. Police said Daniel Fournier, 29, advertised a three-bedroom home...
  • Man accused of setting more than 20 small fires in L.A.

    A 43-year-old man has been charged with setting more than 20 small trash fires throughout Los Angeles this year, prosecutors said Wednesday. Salvador Munguia pleaded not guilty Tuesday to the string of fires, two of which ignited dry grass, according to...