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Father, Son Arrested in Connection with Caldor Fire

Caldor Fire

By DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A father and son were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of starting a massive California wildfire that destroyed many homes and forced tens of thousands of people to flee Lake Tahoe communities ...

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Ex-University Professor Indicted for California Wildland Fire Arson

Dixie Fire in California

A federal grand jury in Sacramento Thursday returned a five-count indictment today against Gary Stephen Maynard, 47, of San Jose, charging him with setting fires near the massive Dixie Fire this summer. Prosecutors say some of the fires Maynard set ...

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Uncooperative Witnesses Stall New Jersey Forest Fire Investigation

Fire burned over 160 acres and jumped the Garden State Parkway     LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in Ocean County say the investigation into a March forest fire in Lakewood and Brick townships has stalled due to uncooperative witnesses. ...

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California Man Pleads Not Guilty to Setting Wildfire

Fire damaged two homes     A Santa Barbara man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to setting a wildfire that forced hundreds of people from their homes. Victor Angel Hernandez, 23, is accused of setting a hillside fire last week in ...

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Arson Arrest in California’s Pacific Palisades Wildfire

Wildfire was 23% contained on Monday     By CHRISTOPHER WEBER Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — An arson suspect was arrested in connection with a Los Angeles wildfire that forced evacuations in canyons where thick vegetation hasn’t burned in ...

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Arson Suspects Detained in California’s Palisades Fire

A thousand or so residents of the Topanga Canyon area were ordered to evacuate     By CHRISTOPHER WEBER Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A smoky wildfire churning through a Los Angeles canyon community gained strength Sunday as about ...

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Judge Weighs Dropping Colorado Wildfire Charges Against Danish Man

Over 100 homes destroyed in Spring Creek Fire     By COLLEEN SLEVIN Associated Press DENVER (AP) — With no viable option remaining for trying a mentally ill Danish man accused of starting a large Colorado wildfire in 2018, a ...

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Lawyer Wants 2018 Colorado Wildfire Case Dismissed

Doctors find Danish man unable to stand trial     By COLLEEN SLEVIN Associated Press DENVER (AP) — A lawyer for a Danish man charged with arson for starting a wildfire that destroyed over 100 homes in southern Colorado in ...

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Prison Sentence in Oregon’s Sweet Creek Fire

10 years and restitution     MAPLETON, Ore. (AP) — A man who started a fire west of Eugene near Mapleton in August will serve 10 years in prison. Elias Pendergrass, of Mapleton was sentenced on Wednesday after pleading guilty ...

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Man Charged with Setting California Ranch2 Fire

Arson charge for homeless man     LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors filed arson charges Tuesday against a man suspected of starting a wildfire last week that threatened homes near Los Angeles. Osmin Palencia, 36, turned himself in to police ...

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