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Man Arrested for Torching North Carolina Country Club

Police have charged a man with setting a fire that engulfed the tennis building at a North Carolina country club. A Durham Police news release said officers and firefighters arrived around 4 a.m. Sunday at Treyburn Country Club to find …

Authorities Catch Arsonist Setting Fire to Florida Churches

Authorities say a man who’s responsible for starting fires at several Florida churches has been arrested. A Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office news release says 33-year-old Brody Allen Seiger was arrested on two counts of first-degree arson Tuesday. According to detectives, …

3 Alabama Teens Arrested for Starting Fires that Damaged 5 Structures

Authorities say a series of fires damaged five structures in Alabama and three teenagers have been charged. Sylacauga Police Chief Kelley Johnson told news outlets that authorities started receiving reports of fires Tuesday night. Johnson says the first reported fire …

Georgia Offers Reward of $10K for Information on 2 Arson Cases

A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information regarding separate fires that damaged two vacant homes last week in Walker County, Georgia, according to a statement from Georgia’s Deputy Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Jay Florence. State …

Officials in Georgia County Offer 10K Reward For Info on Apartment Fires

A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever set two fires in the breezeway of an occupied apartment building in Georgia. Gwinnett County fire officials said the reward is …

Arson Wildfires in Florida Up Nearly 70%

Florida officials say the number of arson wildfires has increased nearly 70 percent compared to last year. Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said Friday there have been more than 240 separate arson wildfires so far this year. Anyone convicted of arson, …

Storms Across Southeast to Help Fight Wildfires, But Risk Still Remains

Storms roaring across the South appeared to be taking aim at some of the largest wildfires burning across the region, which could finally help firefighters in their efforts to subdue the blazes, authorities said Monday. The storm system passed over …

Burn Bans Enacted Over Much of Dry Southeast as Fires Continue

As drought-stressed forests burn across much of the South – including a blaze scorching a Manhattan-sized area of north Georgia – some traditional outdoor activities are now banned. Starting campfires, lighting fireworks, smoking cigarettes, even parking a car off-road is …

Search is on For Suspects Behind Southeast Wildfires, 2 Arrested in Kentucky

A wannabe weatherman was jailed for arson after admitting he started a wildfire to draw attention to his selfie videos on Facebook, his town’s police chief said Friday. Meanwhile, a Georgia sheriff appealed for help identifying the driver of a …

Wildfires Rage Throughout Southeast States, Arson Suspected

Wildfires near the Georgia-North Carolina line are spewing smoke so thick that residents are being urged to wear special masks if they must do outdoor activities. The fires – many of them suspected arsons – have prompted evacuations in Georgia, …