Old Fire

The woods have a yellow-orange glow as the Old Fire attacks Cedar Glen near the resort of Lake Arrowhead in the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles, 29 October 2003. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Grass Valley Woman Gets Reward For Tip That Led To ‘Old Fire’ Arsonist

A Grass Valley woman has received a reward for tipping off authorities to her great-nephew who was later convicted of starting a 2003 wildfire in the Inland Empire.


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)

Old Fire Arsonist Convicted Of 5 Murders

A jury Wednesday convicted a man of murdering five people who had fatal heart attacks after he deliberately started a deadly 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.


Rickie Lee Fowler in 2003. (credit: CBS)

Accused Arsonist In 2003 Old Fire Sentenced In Jailhouse Sodomy Case

The man accused of setting the 2003 Old Fire, which caused $170 million in property losses and killed five people, was sentenced this week to three life sentences in a jailhouse sodomy case, according to reports.