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Arson

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  • Volunteer firefighter accused of setting 2007 Halethorpe blaze

    Volunteer firefighter accused of setting 2007 Halethorpe blaze
    When a fire broke out at a home on Myrtle Avenue in Halethorpe, members of the English Consul Volunteer Fire Department arrived to beat back the blaze. It proved too strong, destroying the structure and sending two firefighters to the hospital. Federal...
  • 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...
  • Wildfires scorch parched California; 2,600 firefighters respond

    Wildfires scorch parched California; 2,600 firefighters respond
    More than 2,600 firefighters are now fighting the brush fires in San Diego County and other parts of California, officials said Friday. Forecasts of onshore winds, cooler temperatures and higher humidity fanned hopes for better firefighting conditions....
  • Shift in weather helps firefighters battling San Diego County blazes

    Shift in weather helps firefighters battling San Diego County blazes
    Helped by cooler temperatures and calmer winds, firefighters on Saturday continued battling four major brush fires in northern San Diego County: one in San Marcos and three on military bases. More than 27,000 acres have been burned since Tuesday as fire...
  • Heavy smoke from brush fires sparks health warnings across region

    Heavy smoke from brush fires sparks health warnings across region
    As weary firefighters battled stubborn brush fires for a fourth day Friday, billowing black smoke drifted northward, causing health warnings throughout much of Southern California. By mid-afternoon, the air hanging stagnantly over Los Angeles was...
  • No arson charges for man arrested during San Diego County wildfires

    No arson charges for man arrested during San Diego County wildfires
    No charges will be filed against a 19-year-old man who was arrested last week by Escondido police on suspicion of trying to set two brush fires as a series of destructive blazes spread across northern San Diego County, prosecutors announced Tuesday....
  • Ex-Compton fire battalion chief pleads no contest to arson, embezzlement

    Ex-Compton fire battalion chief pleads no contest to arson, embezzlement
    A former Compton Fire Department battalion chief pleaded no contest Tuesday to felony charges of arson of property and embezzlement by a public official. Marcel Melanson, 38, was accused of stealing valuable city-owned radio equipment, then setting a...
  • Letter writer in cougar shooting sentenced to 27 months in prison

    Letter writer in cougar shooting sentenced to 27 months in prison
    Richard Hyerczyk sat stone still with a slightly pained expression in a federal courtroom Wednesday as a judge read aloud the violent and racist rants he’d mailed to people who angered him over the years. There were threats to officials at a...
  • Man charged with arson in fire that destroyed San Pedro Elks Lodge

    Man charged with arson in fire that destroyed San Pedro Elks Lodge
    A 78-year-old man accused of setting a fire that destroyed the San Pedro Elks Lodge was charged Thursday with arson and other charges, prosecutors announced. Nick Pecarich was charged with one count each of arson of a structure, grand theft of...
  • 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...