Tag Archives: arson

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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Arson Suspect Held for San Jose Spot Fires

80-acre fire in San Jose     SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A man suspected of setting a half-dozen spot fires in San Jose on Thursday was detained as firefighters worked to corral a blaze that briefly threatened homes, authorities ...

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Juveniles Accused of Starting Arizona Wildfire

65 acres burned in Bagdad     BAGDAD, Ariz. (AP) — Five juveniles are accused of starting a wildfire in Yavapai County that forced the evacuation of 150 homes, authorities said The fire burned 65 acres in the small town ...

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