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Caught On Video: Suspected Arsonist Sets Vehicle On Fire In Crenshaw District

Police Tuesday were searching for a suspected arsonist who was caught on camera setting a vehicle on fire.


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Caught On Video: Man Tries To Start 6 Fires At Manhattan Beach School

The public’s help is needed to identify a man caught on video trying to start a large fire at Robinson Elementary School in Manhattan Beach.


Convicted felon Steven Rutherford is accused of setting nine recent fires. (credit: CBS)

Convicted Felon Charged With Setting 9 Fires

A convicted felon who allegedly ignited nine fires that burned a total of 670 acres throughout Riverside and San Bernardino counties was charged Wednesday with multiple counts of arson.


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Surveillance Video Released Of ‘Classic Distraction Burglary’ In Irvine

Authorities have released surveillance video of a man suspected of setting fire to the leasing office of an Irvine apartment building in what police call a “classic distraction burglary.”


A jury has recommended death for 31-year-old Rickie Lee Fowler. He was convicted of starting the Old Fire, which killed five people and burned 1,000 structures and homes. (credit: CBS)

Jury Recommends Death For ‘Old Fire’ Arsonist Convicted Of 5 Murders

A jury recommended death on Friday for an arsonist convicted of murdering five men who died of heart attacks during a wildfire that ripped through Southern California nearly a decade ago.


Rickie Lee Fowler in 2003. (credit: CBS)

Arsonist Faces Possible Death Penalty For 2003 San Bernardino Fires

Prosecutors are calling for the death penalty for an arsonist convicted of causing five deaths during a 2003 Southern California wildfire.

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Rickie Lee Fowler in 2003. (credit: CBS)

Trial Begins For 2003 Old Fire Arson Suspect

Trial finally begins Monday for the man accused of starting the 2003 Old Fire in San Bernardino County.



4th Fontana Dental Office Since March Goes Up In Flames

A Fontana dental office is cleaning up after an arsonist set a fire causing more than $1 million in damage, the latest in a string of arson fires.


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Arson Suspected In At Least 13 New Fires In North Hollywood

Los Angeles police say several more cars burned early Saturday morning in suspected arson attacks in the San Fernando Valley, the Associated Press reported.



Irvine Woman, 39, Sentenced To Jail Term After She Admits To Being An Arsonist

A 39-year-old Irvine woman pleaded guilty Friday to setting six fires in Irvine and was sentenced to one year in jail and a year in a drug-treatment program.



Long Beach Arson Suspect Caught On Video Setting Arm On Fire

Authorities on Tuesday are hoping new video footage will help lead to the arrest of an arsonist suspected in multiple fires in Long Beach.

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Kurt Billie is suspected in a string of arson fires throughout North Hollywood. (credit: CBS)

Suspect In NoHo Fires Charged With 21 Counts Of Arson

VAN NUYS (CBS) — A former Marine accused of setting as many as 19 fires in North Hollywood has been charged with 21 counts of arson. Kurt Kaye Billie, 34, is scheduled to be arraigned […]

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/04/2011

Kurt Billie is suspected in a string of arson fires throughout North Hollywood. (credit: CBS)

North Hollywood Arson Suspect May Have Served Time For String Of Japanese Fires

Is the suspect in a string of North Hollywood arson fires also responsible for torching bars and restaurants in Japan a decade ago?


Investigators are hunting for a busy serial arsonist in North Hollywood. (credit: CBS)

Search On For Arson Suspect In North Hollywood

A search is underway Sunday for an arsonist who may be responsible for setting at least 14 car, mobile home and apartment fires in North Hollywood over the last two days.


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Arsonist Reportedly On The Loose In Long Beach

Investigators say an arsonist set two fires within blocks of each other in Long Beach. Police have released surveillance video of the suspect and were asking for the public’s help in locating him.