Arson

A firefighter keeps watch on the Holy Fire burning in the Cleveland National Forest in Lake Elsinore, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
August 10, 2018 - 11:33 am
LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) — More than a thousand firefighters battled to keep a raging Southern California forest fire from reaching foothill neighborhoods Friday before the expected return of blustery winds that drove the flames to new ferocity a day earlier. Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of...
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A firefighter keeps watch on the Holy Fire burning in the Cleveland National Forest in Lake Elsinore, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
August 10, 2018 - 2:30 am
LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) — Aircraft turned hillsides red with retardant as homeowners wet their houses with garden hoses in a battle to contain an arson wildfire, which prompted evacuation orders for more than 20,000 people south of Los Angeles. Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency...
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A firefighter keeps watch on the Holy Fire burning in the Cleveland National Forest in Lake Elsinore, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
August 10, 2018 - 2:03 am
LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) — Aircraft turned hillsides red with retardant as homeowners wet their houses with garden hoses in a battle to contain an arson wildfire, which prompted evacuation orders for more than 20,000 people south of Los Angeles. Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency...
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The Holy Fire burns in the Cleveland National Forest behind homes along Crystal Ridge Court in Lake Elsinore, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. (Mark Rightmire/The Orange County Register via AP)
August 09, 2018 - 7:34 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A man charged with starting a Southern California wildfire that has burned 12 cabins and forced at least 20,000 people from their homes refused to go to court Thursday, delaying his initial court appearance. The arraignment for Forrest Clark was supposed to be Thursday, but...
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August 05, 2018 - 7:14 am
NEW YORK (AP/WBEN) — Police say they’ve tracked down a man suspected of setting a fire that seriously injured a man at a New York City gas station. Fakrol Islam was arrested Friday in Buffalo in connection with Monday’s blaze at a 7-Eleven on Staten Island. He’s charged with arson, reckless...
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Flowers are placed on a burnt tree in Mati, east of Athens, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, ten days after the wildfire. The bodies of 76 people killed by Greece's deadliest wildfire in decades have been identified, authorities said Tuesday, as forensic experts kept working to identify more remains recovered from the charred resort area. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
August 01, 2018 - 1:56 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The relatives of two people killed by Greece's deadliest wildfire in decades filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Greek officials for their response to the disaster, accusing them of negligent manslaughter and felony counts of exposing people to danger. The victims, teachers who...
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July 31, 2018 - 4:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Police are looking for a man who started a fire at a New York City gas station, a blaze that seriously injured a man nearby. It was reported around 2 a.m. Monday at a gas station on Richmond Avenue in Staten Island. The New York Police Department released video showing a man filling...
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July 30, 2018 - 9:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Police are looking for a man who started a fire at a New York City gas station, a blaze that seriously injured a man nearby. It was reported around 2 a.m. Monday at a gas station on Richmond Avenue in Staten Island. The New York Police Department released video showing a man filling...
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July 27, 2018 - 10:26 am
PUTNAM, N.Y. (AP) — A 16-year-old accused of killing his 15-year-old friend in an Adirondack home he then started a fire in has pleaded not guilty. The Post-Star of Glens Falls report s that Adrian Sawyer was sent to jail without bail after being arraigned on charges of second-degree murder and...
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Firefighters discuss plans while battling the Carr Fire in Shasta, Calif., on Thursday, July 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
July 27, 2018 - 5:10 am
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local): 10:40 p.m. A fire official says an explosive wildfire in Northern California has killed a bulldozer operator as he fought to contain the blaze and injured three firefighters. Cal Fire spokesman Scott McLean says the Carr...
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