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Miami Herald
4 days ago
Miami

Alleged fire starter of Miami apartment blaze has arson charge dropped, records show

Authorities dropped arson and firearm charges against Juan Francisco Figueroa related to a Miami apartment-complex fire and shooting.
Miami apartment complex demolished due to the fire, displacing many low-income elderly residents. [ more ]
#leeds
www.independent.co.uk
4 days ago
London

Woman, 19, arrested after car set alight' with two children trapped inside

Arson incident: 19-year-old arrested for deliberately setting a car on fire with children inside in Leeds, West Yorkshire. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 days ago
London

Woman arrested in Leeds after car set alight' with children inside

A woman was arrested for setting a car on fire with two children inside in Leeds. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
4 days ago
London

Woman, 19, arrested after car set alight' with two children trapped inside

Arson incident: 19-year-old arrested for deliberately setting a car on fire with children inside in Leeds, West Yorkshire. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 days ago
London

Woman arrested in Leeds after car set alight' with children inside

A woman was arrested for setting a car on fire with two children inside in Leeds. [ more ]
moreleeds
#police-response
www.independent.co.uk
4 days ago
London

Leeds riots: Police arrest man for violent disorder and arson after bus set on fire

A man has been charged in connection with a double decker bus being set on fire during riots in Leeds, with no injuries reported. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
5 months ago
California

Man denied food at Carl's Jr. sets fire to manager's vehicle, California police say

A man was denied free food at Carl's Jr. and retaliated by setting fire to the manager's vehicle.
The man chased the manager with a gas can and lighter in an attempt to set him on fire. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
4 days ago
London

Leeds riots: Police arrest man for violent disorder and arson after bus set on fire

A man has been charged in connection with a double decker bus being set on fire during riots in Leeds, with no injuries reported. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
5 months ago
California

Man denied food at Carl's Jr. sets fire to manager's vehicle, California police say

A man was denied free food at Carl's Jr. and retaliated by setting fire to the manager's vehicle.
The man chased the manager with a gas can and lighter in an attempt to set him on fire. [ more ]
morepolice-response
#police-investigation
Washington Post
4 days ago
US news

A woman's SUV was set on fire. A stranger gave her a replacement car.

The article discusses a case where a woman's car was intentionally set on fire, leaving her in a difficult situation without transportation. [ more ]
sfist.com
4 months ago
San Francisco

Are the Waymo and Tesla Arsonists the Same Person?

Authorities have arrested a suspect in connection with the arson of a Waymo taxi and other vehicle arson cases in San Francisco.
Surveillance footage led to the arrest of an individual linked to several car fires, with the suspect purportedly having methamphetamine at the time of arrest. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
4 weeks ago
Silicon Valley real estate

San Jose: Man arrested on suspicion of arson following park fires

A man was arrested for suspected arson after being caught setting fires near a park in San Jose, where firefighters were already battling blazes he allegedly started. [ more ]
Washington Post
4 days ago
US news

A woman's SUV was set on fire. A stranger gave her a replacement car.

The article discusses a case where a woman's car was intentionally set on fire, leaving her in a difficult situation without transportation. [ more ]
sfist.com
4 months ago
San Francisco

Are the Waymo and Tesla Arsonists the Same Person?

Authorities have arrested a suspect in connection with the arson of a Waymo taxi and other vehicle arson cases in San Francisco.
Surveillance footage led to the arrest of an individual linked to several car fires, with the suspect purportedly having methamphetamine at the time of arrest. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
4 weeks ago
Silicon Valley real estate

San Jose: Man arrested on suspicion of arson following park fires

A man was arrested for suspected arson after being caught setting fires near a park in San Jose, where firefighters were already battling blazes he allegedly started. [ more ]
morepolice-investigation
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
US news

Ex-Professor Gets More Than 5 Years in Prison for California Arson Spree'

Former criminology professor sentenced to over five years in prison for arson spree in California. [ more ]
#arrest
www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
New York City

Woman arrested in connection with Redwood City arson

A 33-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly setting fire to a car in an apartment complex parking lot in Redwood City. [ more ]
www.romfordrecorder.co.uk
2 months ago
London

'Arson attack' on town hall sees man arrested

A man was arrested in connection with an arson attack on Havering Town Hall in Romford. [ more ]
www.amny.com
2 months ago
Brooklyn

Brooklyn man arrested for burning an Israeli flag, police say

A Brooklyn man was arrested for setting an Israeli flag on fire near Columbia University during pro-Palestine protests. [ more ]
Boston.com
4 months ago
Boston

26-year-old arrested in East Boston arson incidents

Genesis Hurtado facing multiple arson charges in East Boston.
No injuries reported in the fires Genesis Hurtado allegedly started. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
6 months ago
California

Former firefighter accused of planting explosives near California roadways pleads not guilty

A former firefighter with a previous arson conviction has been arrested on suspicion of detonating a homemade bomb and planting several other explosive devices.
The man pleaded not guilty to charges including possessing and exploding an explosive device with the intent to injure and destroy property. [ more ]
Boston.com
7 months ago
Boston

Boston woman set charity clothing bin on fire while waiting for a ride at Westbrough police station, authorities say

A Boston woman was arrested for setting a clothing donation box on fire inside a police station in Westborough.
The fire activated the building sprinkler system and caused heavy smoke.
The woman was charged with multiple offenses including burning a public building and vandalism. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
New York City

Woman arrested in connection with Redwood City arson

A 33-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly setting fire to a car in an apartment complex parking lot in Redwood City. [ more ]
www.romfordrecorder.co.uk
2 months ago
London

'Arson attack' on town hall sees man arrested

A man was arrested in connection with an arson attack on Havering Town Hall in Romford. [ more ]
www.amny.com
2 months ago
Brooklyn

Brooklyn man arrested for burning an Israeli flag, police say

A Brooklyn man was arrested for setting an Israeli flag on fire near Columbia University during pro-Palestine protests. [ more ]
Boston.com
4 months ago
Boston

26-year-old arrested in East Boston arson incidents

Genesis Hurtado facing multiple arson charges in East Boston.
No injuries reported in the fires Genesis Hurtado allegedly started. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
6 months ago
California

Former firefighter accused of planting explosives near California roadways pleads not guilty

A former firefighter with a previous arson conviction has been arrested on suspicion of detonating a homemade bomb and planting several other explosive devices.
The man pleaded not guilty to charges including possessing and exploding an explosive device with the intent to injure and destroy property. [ more ]
Boston.com
7 months ago
Boston

Boston woman set charity clothing bin on fire while waiting for a ride at Westbrough police station, authorities say

A Boston woman was arrested for setting a clothing donation box on fire inside a police station in Westborough.
The fire activated the building sprinkler system and caused heavy smoke.
The woman was charged with multiple offenses including burning a public building and vandalism. [ more ]
morearrest
#manhattan
New York Post
1 month ago
New York City

Maniac who set NYC straphanger on fire was behind earlier similar incident: cops

The suspect who attacked a man with flaming liquid in a subway station had previously attempted a similar attack in another station. [ more ]
New York Post
4 months ago
New York City

Disturbing video shows hateful would-be NYC arsonist fumble in attempt to torch US, Israeli flags

Failed attempt to burn American and Israeli flags outside kosher eatery captured in video.
Suspect with specific description involved in the hate crime incident. [ more ]
New York Post
1 month ago
New York City

Maniac who set NYC straphanger on fire was behind earlier similar incident: cops

The suspect who attacked a man with flaming liquid in a subway station had previously attempted a similar attack in another station. [ more ]
New York Post
4 months ago
New York City

Disturbing video shows hateful would-be NYC arsonist fumble in attempt to torch US, Israeli flags

Failed attempt to burn American and Israeli flags outside kosher eatery captured in video.
Suspect with specific description involved in the hate crime incident. [ more ]
moremanhattan
#investigation
www.amny.com
1 month ago
Brooklyn

Woman in Brooklyn questioned in deadly arson fire that killed her roommate | amNewYork

Woman being questioned as person of interest in Brooklyn arson case. [ more ]
www.standard.co.uk
4 months ago
London

Hackney house fire: Man in 60s 'makes antisemitic comments' after arrest over blaze

Threatening comments, possibly antisemitic, were made by the suspect upon arrest.
The police are treating the incident as a potential hate crime. [ more ]
www.standard.co.uk
4 months ago
London

Streatham fire: Brazilian man killed in 'arson attack' named by police

Two individuals charged with murder and arson in a deadly house fire incident.
Brazilian cleaner Basilio Dos Santos Antonio identified as the victim in south London arson attack. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
4 months ago
Tech industry

Tesla Halts Production in Germany After Suspected Arson Attack

Tesla's Berlin assembly plant halted production due to arson, causing power outage.
Investigation into fire near Tesla's plant sparked speculations despite authorities urging against blaming activists. [ more ]
www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk
4 months ago
London

Two charged with murder after man dies in Streatham house fire

Two individuals charged with murder and arson after a man dies in a house fire in south London.
The incident occurred in a house divided into bedsits with the victim found dead inside. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
4 months ago
London

Man and a woman charged with murder after man killed in London house fire

Two individuals charged with murder and arson in connection with a house fire in south London. [ more ]
www.amny.com
1 month ago
Brooklyn

Woman in Brooklyn questioned in deadly arson fire that killed her roommate | amNewYork

Woman being questioned as person of interest in Brooklyn arson case. [ more ]
www.standard.co.uk
4 months ago
London

Hackney house fire: Man in 60s 'makes antisemitic comments' after arrest over blaze

Threatening comments, possibly antisemitic, were made by the suspect upon arrest.
The police are treating the incident as a potential hate crime. [ more ]
www.standard.co.uk
4 months ago
London

Streatham fire: Brazilian man killed in 'arson attack' named by police

Two individuals charged with murder and arson in a deadly house fire incident.
Brazilian cleaner Basilio Dos Santos Antonio identified as the victim in south London arson attack. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
4 months ago
Tech industry

Tesla Halts Production in Germany After Suspected Arson Attack

Tesla's Berlin assembly plant halted production due to arson, causing power outage.
Investigation into fire near Tesla's plant sparked speculations despite authorities urging against blaming activists. [ more ]
www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk
4 months ago
London

Two charged with murder after man dies in Streatham house fire

Two individuals charged with murder and arson after a man dies in a house fire in south London.
The incident occurred in a house divided into bedsits with the victim found dead inside. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
4 months ago
London

Man and a woman charged with murder after man killed in London house fire

Two individuals charged with murder and arson in connection with a house fire in south London. [ more ]
moreinvestigation
#crime
Sacramento Bee
2 months ago
California

Man tries to burn down church preschool with 48 kids inside, feds say. He's indicted

A man was indicted for attempting to burn down a California preschool with children and employees inside. [ more ]
Brooklyn Paper
4 months ago
Brooklyn

Pennsylvania man sentenced for setting Midwood rabbi's house on fire * Brooklyn Paper

Man sentenced to 25 years to life for setting rabbi's home on fire
Arsonist had a longstanding grudge against the rabbi [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
4 months ago
San Francisco

Two Teslas burn in San Francisco, weeks after autonomous vehicle arson

Two Teslas caught fire in San Francisco, possibly due to arson.
Tesla Model Y was set ablaze causing the vehicle to be destroyed. [ more ]
www.standard.co.uk
4 months ago
London

Man convicted of attempted murder after torching flat of his deaf, pregnant ex partner

Harry Owusu-Manu was found guilty of attempted murder, aggravated arson, stalking, and carrying a weapon in public.
Dash cam footage from his van was crucial in convicting Owusu-Manu for the arson attack. [ more ]
Miami Herald
7 months ago
Miami

Tinder date goes awry when woman sets man, his SUV on fire at Kendall hotel, cops say

A woman has been charged with setting a man and his car on fire after a Tinder date gone wrong in Kendall, Florida.
The man gave the woman money to fix her car before she suddenly poured gasoline on the front passenger seat and lit it on fire. [ more ]
Miami Herald
1 month ago
New York City

Man charged with shooting in Miami apartment fire was convicted of attempted murder

Man with criminal history arrested for shooting and arson in Miami apartment complex. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
2 months ago
California

Man tries to burn down church preschool with 48 kids inside, feds say. He's indicted

A man was indicted for attempting to burn down a California preschool with children and employees inside. [ more ]
Brooklyn Paper
4 months ago
Brooklyn

Pennsylvania man sentenced for setting Midwood rabbi's house on fire * Brooklyn Paper

Man sentenced to 25 years to life for setting rabbi's home on fire
Arsonist had a longstanding grudge against the rabbi [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
4 months ago
San Francisco

Two Teslas burn in San Francisco, weeks after autonomous vehicle arson

Two Teslas caught fire in San Francisco, possibly due to arson.
Tesla Model Y was set ablaze causing the vehicle to be destroyed. [ more ]
www.standard.co.uk
4 months ago
London

Man convicted of attempted murder after torching flat of his deaf, pregnant ex partner

Harry Owusu-Manu was found guilty of attempted murder, aggravated arson, stalking, and carrying a weapon in public.
Dash cam footage from his van was crucial in convicting Owusu-Manu for the arson attack. [ more ]
Miami Herald
7 months ago
Miami

Tinder date goes awry when woman sets man, his SUV on fire at Kendall hotel, cops say

A woman has been charged with setting a man and his car on fire after a Tinder date gone wrong in Kendall, Florida.
The man gave the woman money to fix her car before she suddenly poured gasoline on the front passenger seat and lit it on fire. [ more ]
Miami Herald
1 month ago
New York City

Man charged with shooting in Miami apartment fire was convicted of attempted murder

Man with criminal history arrested for shooting and arson in Miami apartment complex. [ more ]
morecrime
#domestic-violence
www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk
2 months ago
London

'Hateful' man torched Battersea flat with pregnant ex and daughter inside

Harry Owusu-Manu received a life sentence for attempting to murder his pregnant ex-partner and her young daughter by setting their home on fire. [ more ]
www.newsshopper.co.uk
2 months ago
London

South east London man set fire to deaf and pregnant ex-partner's home

A man was jailed for setting his pregnant ex-partner's flat on fire after a history of harassment and attempted murder. [ more ]
www.newsshopper.co.uk
4 months ago
London

South London man tried to burn down deaf and pregnant ex's flat with her inside

Harassment escalated to arson
Perpetrator found guilty of attempted murder and other charges [ more ]
www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk
2 months ago
London

'Hateful' man torched Battersea flat with pregnant ex and daughter inside

Harry Owusu-Manu received a life sentence for attempting to murder his pregnant ex-partner and her young daughter by setting their home on fire. [ more ]
www.newsshopper.co.uk
2 months ago
London

South east London man set fire to deaf and pregnant ex-partner's home

A man was jailed for setting his pregnant ex-partner's flat on fire after a history of harassment and attempted murder. [ more ]
www.newsshopper.co.uk
4 months ago
London

South London man tried to burn down deaf and pregnant ex's flat with her inside

Harassment escalated to arson
Perpetrator found guilty of attempted murder and other charges [ more ]
moredomestic-violence
#london-fire
www.cbc.ca
3 months ago
London

Canadian Pacific Railway cars catch fire while rolling through downtown London, Ont. | CBC News

No injuries reported as Canadian Pacific Railway train cars catch fire in London, Ontario. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
4 months ago
London

Dramatic footage shows police kicking down door to rescue people in burning building

Police rescued residents from a burning building in South Kensington.
Wesley Guilherme Farias has been charged with arson. [ more ]
www.cbc.ca
3 months ago
London

Canadian Pacific Railway cars catch fire while rolling through downtown London, Ont. | CBC News

No injuries reported as Canadian Pacific Railway train cars catch fire in London, Ontario. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
4 months ago
London

Dramatic footage shows police kicking down door to rescue people in burning building

Police rescued residents from a burning building in South Kensington.
Wesley Guilherme Farias has been charged with arson. [ more ]
morelondon-fire
#hate-crime
www.dw.com
3 months ago
Germany news

Germany: Hundreds march in solidarity after synagogue attack DW 04/07/2024

Oldenburg residents show support for Jewish community after synagogue arson attack.
Mayor and government officials condemn the attack, highlighting the need for unity against hate. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
4 months ago
East Bay (California)

Hayward man charged with hate crime for allegedly burning Israeli flag during protests

Arson, robbery, grand theft, and hate crime charges filed against a man for burning an Israeli flag during a protest.
District Attorney clarifies that the First Amendment does not protect actions like threats, intimidation, and property damage. [ more ]
www.dw.com
3 months ago
Germany news

Germany: Hundreds march in solidarity after synagogue attack DW 04/07/2024

Oldenburg residents show support for Jewish community after synagogue arson attack.
Mayor and government officials condemn the attack, highlighting the need for unity against hate. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
4 months ago
East Bay (California)

Hayward man charged with hate crime for allegedly burning Israeli flag during protests

Arson, robbery, grand theft, and hate crime charges filed against a man for burning an Israeli flag during a protest.
District Attorney clarifies that the First Amendment does not protect actions like threats, intimidation, and property damage. [ more ]
morehate-crime
#fire-investigation
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
New York City

Man Arrested After Fire Set Outside Bernie Sanders's Vermont Office

Man arrested for starting a fire outside Senator Bernie Sanders's office using an accelerant and a lighter.
No injuries reported as the building's sprinklers extinguished the fire before firefighters arrived. [ more ]
www.barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk
4 months ago
London

'Too early to say' derelict pub fire was arson - police

Police are investigating a fire that destroyed a derelict pub in Dagenham.
No injuries were reported from the fire at the Ship & Anchor pub in Dagenham. [ more ]
www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk
4 months ago
London

Woman arrested on suspicion of murder after man dies in Streatham house fire

Woman arrested on suspicion of murder and arson
Fire being treated as suspicious with ongoing investigation [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
New York City

Man Arrested After Fire Set Outside Bernie Sanders's Vermont Office

Man arrested for starting a fire outside Senator Bernie Sanders's office using an accelerant and a lighter.
No injuries reported as the building's sprinklers extinguished the fire before firefighters arrived. [ more ]
www.barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk
4 months ago
London

'Too early to say' derelict pub fire was arson - police

Police are investigating a fire that destroyed a derelict pub in Dagenham.
No injuries were reported from the fire at the Ship & Anchor pub in Dagenham. [ more ]
www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk
4 months ago
London

Woman arrested on suspicion of murder after man dies in Streatham house fire

Woman arrested on suspicion of murder and arson
Fire being treated as suspicious with ongoing investigation [ more ]
morefire-investigation
Mission Local
3 months ago
Mission District

'Good Friday' fire at Mission's St. John church displaces parish, unhoused

Surveillance footage shows a woman starting the fire in the alleyway before spreading it to the church.
Firefighters arrived quickly and prevented the flames from spreading too far due to rain stopping the fire. [ more ]
#fire-incident
www.hackneygazette.co.uk
4 months ago
London

Suspect named and charged with arson after four injured in Hackney house fire

Man charged with arson after fire in Hackney
Eight fire engines and 60 firefighters tackled blaze in Clapton [ more ]
www.newsshopper.co.uk
4 months ago
London

Terrifying video as Met Police officers kick door down to run into burning building

Police officers show bravery and professionalism by running into a burning building to save lives.
Wesley Guilherme Farias charged with arson after 13 people hospitalized in fire incident. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
4 months ago
London

Moment residents rescued from burning Kensington flats captured on police bodycam

Police officers ran into a burning building in South Kensington to rescue residents.
A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of arson for the blaze at a five-storey building in Emperor's Gate. [ more ]
Boston.com
3 weeks ago
Boston

Everett man arrested for allegedly causing Squealing Pig fire

A 23-year-old man from Everett was arrested for allegedly setting fire to a popular college pub, causing extensive damage and leading to charges. [ more ]
www.hackneygazette.co.uk
4 months ago
London

Suspect named and charged with arson after four injured in Hackney house fire

Man charged with arson after fire in Hackney
Eight fire engines and 60 firefighters tackled blaze in Clapton [ more ]
www.newsshopper.co.uk
4 months ago
London

Terrifying video as Met Police officers kick door down to run into burning building

Police officers show bravery and professionalism by running into a burning building to save lives.
Wesley Guilherme Farias charged with arson after 13 people hospitalized in fire incident. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
4 months ago
London

Moment residents rescued from burning Kensington flats captured on police bodycam

Police officers ran into a burning building in South Kensington to rescue residents.
A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of arson for the blaze at a five-storey building in Emperor's Gate. [ more ]
Boston.com
3 weeks ago
Boston

Everett man arrested for allegedly causing Squealing Pig fire

A 23-year-old man from Everett was arrested for allegedly setting fire to a popular college pub, causing extensive damage and leading to charges. [ more ]
morefire-incident
www.nytimes.com
4 months ago
New York City

Man Accused of Leading Thieves in Law' Pleads Guilty to Racketeering

Viktor Zelinger was involved in illegal activities such as running a gambling club and threatening debtors.
Zelinger was associated with an Eastern European mafia group called Thieves in Law and faced serious charges like directing arson that resulted in severe consequences. [ more ]
www.hamhigh.co.uk
4 months ago
London

Man arrested after fire set off in station - as passengers were evacuated

A man was arrested on suspicion of arson after a fire shut down West Hampstead railway station.
Trains continued running with a short delay despite the incident at the station. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
London

Man admits setting fire to Tory MP Mike Freer's shed

The man admitted setting fire to a shed belonging to the MP but denied political motivation.
A second defendant denied the same charges and faces trial. [ more ]
#tesla
www.nytimes.com
4 months ago
Europe news

Tesla Halts Production in Germany After Suspected Arson Attack

Tesla halted production due to fire caused by arson near Berlin plant.
Protesters against Tesla's expansion plans may have ignited the fire at the high-voltage pylon. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
4 months ago
Berlin

Production at a Tesla plant near Berlin is halted after a power outage. Officials suspect arson

Production halted at Tesla's Berlin plant due to suspected arson causing power outage.
Environmental activists protest against Tesla's expansion plans in a forest near the plant. [ more ]
SFGATE
4 months ago
San Francisco

2 parked Teslas burn in San Francisco, weeks after torched Waymo

Arson investigation ongoing for burnt Tesla cars in San Francisco.
Tesla owner shocked by unexpected car arson incident. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
Cars

A man was fired from Fremont's Tesla factory. Police say he came back, with Molotov cocktails

A former Tesla employee was charged with arson for throwing a Molotov cocktail into a van parked at the Tesla factory, claiming he did not know an employee was inside. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
4 months ago
Europe news

Tesla Halts Production in Germany After Suspected Arson Attack

Tesla halted production due to fire caused by arson near Berlin plant.
Protesters against Tesla's expansion plans may have ignited the fire at the high-voltage pylon. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
4 months ago
Berlin

Production at a Tesla plant near Berlin is halted after a power outage. Officials suspect arson

Production halted at Tesla's Berlin plant due to suspected arson causing power outage.
Environmental activists protest against Tesla's expansion plans in a forest near the plant. [ more ]
SFGATE
4 months ago
San Francisco

2 parked Teslas burn in San Francisco, weeks after torched Waymo

Arson investigation ongoing for burnt Tesla cars in San Francisco.
Tesla owner shocked by unexpected car arson incident. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
Cars

A man was fired from Fremont's Tesla factory. Police say he came back, with Molotov cocktails

A former Tesla employee was charged with arson for throwing a Molotov cocktail into a van parked at the Tesla factory, claiming he did not know an employee was inside. [ more ]
moretesla
BBC News
4 months ago
London

South Kensington fire: Footage shows officers rescuing residents

Dramatic footage shows officers rescuing people from burning block of flats.
About 160 people evacuated from South Kensington block of flats. [ more ]
www.standard.co.uk
4 months ago
London

Kensington fire: Man arrested on suspicion of arson after blaze at block of flats leaves 11 in hospital

A man has been arrested for suspected arson after a fire in Kensington, with 11 hospitalized.
Police officers and residents were rescued from the blaze, and the incident is being treated as suspicious. [ more ]
SFGATE
4 months ago
SF food

'Completely psychotic': Burglars set Oakland deli's menu board on fire

Burglars broke into West Oakland deli, set fire before fleeing
Stay Gold Deli owner estimates $200 stolen, ATM cut with no money taken [ more ]
#california
Sacramento Bee
4 months ago
California

Son kills 75-year-old mom, then sets fire to her home to destroy evidence, CA cops say

A man is accused of shooting his 75-year-old mother and setting her house on fire to destroy evidence.
Deputies found evidence in the woods linking the son to the crime scene. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
5 months ago
California

Former criminology professor pleads guilty to igniting four wildfires in 2021

Former college criminal justice instructor pleads guilty to igniting multiple wildfires in California in 2021.
Maynard admitted to setting four fires but had initially been suspected of igniting more. [ more ]
time.com
1 week ago
Los Angeles

California Reports First Wildfire Death of the 2024 Season as Fires Persist Across the West

Rising risk of wildfires in Western states due to heat wave, with first death reported in California and significant structural losses in Arizona. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
4 months ago
California

Son kills 75-year-old mom, then sets fire to her home to destroy evidence, CA cops say

A man is accused of shooting his 75-year-old mother and setting her house on fire to destroy evidence.
Deputies found evidence in the woods linking the son to the crime scene. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
5 months ago
California

Former criminology professor pleads guilty to igniting four wildfires in 2021

Former college criminal justice instructor pleads guilty to igniting multiple wildfires in California in 2021.
Maynard admitted to setting four fires but had initially been suspected of igniting more. [ more ]
time.com
1 week ago
Los Angeles

California Reports First Wildfire Death of the 2024 Season as Fires Persist Across the West

Rising risk of wildfires in Western states due to heat wave, with first death reported in California and significant structural losses in Arizona. [ more ]
morecalifornia
Sacramento Bee
5 months ago
California

California college professor pleads guilty in setting blazes near massive Dixie Fire

Gary Stephen Maynard pleaded guilty to setting a series of blazes near the Dixie Fire in 2021.
Maynard was described as a 'college professor' with a history of ADHD and Asperger's Syndrome. [ more ]
New York Post
5 months ago
NYC politics

Hochul pushes plan to expand hate crimes to include graffiti, arson and rape

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is pushing for the expansion of hate crime statutes in the state to include 31 offenses, such as graffiti, arson, and rape.
The proposed expansion is in response to a rise in hate crimes, particularly antisemitism, since the conflict in Gaza in October 2021. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
5 months ago
Los Angeles

Ex-L.A. gang informant 'Termite' extradited from Mexico to face murder charges in 1993 fire

Juan "Termite" Romero, a former gang leader turned star witness, has been charged with setting fire to a building in 1993, resulting in the deaths of 10 people.
Romero had been living in witness protection under an assumed name before being charged with the arson case. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
6 months ago
California

Ex-firefighter twice jailed for setting wildfires is accused of California roadside bombings

A former firefighter with a history of arson has been charged with detonating explosive devices along California roads.
The suspect has been jailed twice in the past for setting wildfires in California. [ more ]
New York Post
6 months ago
New York City

NYC fire marshals probing arson bust attempted-slay suspects in street

Fire marshals investigating an arson stumbled upon an attempted murder.
The marshals apprehended the suspects and recovered a firearm from them. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
London

Two charged with arson over fire at Tory MP's office on Christmas Eve

Two people have been charged in connection with a fire at the constituency office of MP Mike Freer in North Finchley.
Police have confirmed that the incident is not being treated as a hate crime. [ more ]
www.thetottenhamindependent.co.uk
8 months ago
London

'Abhorrent': Jewish woman racially abused in street after car set on fire

A man has been arrested on suspicion of hate crime offenses after racially abusing and setting fire to the car of a Jewish woman.
The incident occurred in South Tottenham on November 21.
Police are taking hate crime reports seriously and will prosecute offenders. [ more ]
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HuffPost
8 months ago
Los Angeles

Massive LA Freeway Fire Set Intentionally, Officials Say

Arson was the cause of a massive fire that closed a section of a Los Angeles freeway.
The closure is expected to have a significant impact on traffic and the flow of goods.
Officials have compared the damage to the 1994 Northridge earthquake. [ more ]
New York Post
8 months ago
Los Angeles

Arson likely caused fire that damaged vital artery of Los Angeles freeway, Gov. Newsom says

Arson caused a massive fire on a Los Angeles freeway, leading to its indefinite closure and major traffic congestion.
Investigators are trying to determine if one or more individuals were involved in the arson.
The closure of the freeway is expected to have wide-reaching impacts, including disrupting the flow of goods from the LA ports. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
8 months ago
Los Angeles

Arson Suspected in Los Angeles Fire That Shut Major Freeway

The fire that caused the shutdown of Interstate 10 in Los Angeles was determined to be arson.
The fire started within a fenced area filled with wooden pallets, ruling out homeless encampments as the source.
The distinction is politically significant as frustration grows over homeless camps in Los Angeles. [ more ]
HuffPost
8 months ago
Los Angeles

Massive LA Freeway Fire Set Intentionally, Officials Say

Arson was the cause of a massive fire that closed a section of a Los Angeles freeway.
The closure is expected to have a significant impact on traffic and the flow of goods.
Officials have compared the damage to the 1994 Northridge earthquake. [ more ]
New York Post
8 months ago
Los Angeles

Arson likely caused fire that damaged vital artery of Los Angeles freeway, Gov. Newsom says

Arson caused a massive fire on a Los Angeles freeway, leading to its indefinite closure and major traffic congestion.
Investigators are trying to determine if one or more individuals were involved in the arson.
The closure of the freeway is expected to have wide-reaching impacts, including disrupting the flow of goods from the LA ports. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
8 months ago
Los Angeles

Arson Suspected in Los Angeles Fire That Shut Major Freeway

The fire that caused the shutdown of Interstate 10 in Los Angeles was determined to be arson.
The fire started within a fenced area filled with wooden pallets, ruling out homeless encampments as the source.
The distinction is politically significant as frustration grows over homeless camps in Los Angeles. [ more ]
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www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
Education

East Bay teen accused of Marin County school campus arson

A student was arrested for setting a small grass fire on a school campus, with no reported injuries. [ more ]
New York Post
1 week ago
New York City

Disturbed tenant set NYC apartment blaze, tried to trap neighbors inside, residents and sources say

A disturbed man set fire to a Brooklyn apartment building, injuring tenants, despite repeated complaints and police involvement. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
US news

Police Identify Suspect Accused of Setting Fire to Miami Building

The Miami apartment complex fire was caused by a resident shooting an employee and intentionally setting fire to the building. [ more ]
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