Arson News

Vermont Man Facing Eight Arson Charges for Stowe Fires

A Stowe man is facing eight arson charges that he set a series of fires over nearly two years that caused more than $1.5 million in damage, police said Wednesday. Police say Jeffrey Nolan, 62, admitted to setting a fire …

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal of Suit Over Delaware Firefighter Deaths

A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit against the city of Wilmington and several former city officials stemming from an arson that left three city firefighters dead and three others injured. A three-judge panel on Wednesday …

Maryland Woman Charged with Insurance Fraud After Setting Fire to Her House

After a lengthy investigation, deputies of the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office have charged a Caroline County woman for intentionally setting fire to her house. The fire was reported to 911 by a passer-by around 5 a.m. on June 15, …

California Co-Workers Charged for Insurance Fraud and Arson

Co-workers Rajdeep Singh, 35, of Rocklin, Calif., and David Bailey, Jr., 29, of Sacramento, were arrested on multiple counts of insurance fraud and arson after allegedly conspiring to commit vehicular arson in order to receive an undeserved insurance payout of …

N.Y. Man Charged with Insurance Fraud for Tow Yard Arson Causing $100K in Damages

A New York man has been charged with arson and other crimes after allegedly setting fire to vehicles in a tow yard and filing an insurance claim to collect the cash. Egor Spiridonov, of Broad Channel, Queens, has been charged …

Louisiana Arsonist Gets 25 Years for Torching 3 Black Churches

A Louisiana man who admitted to burning down three predominantly African American churches to promote himself as a “black metal” musician has been sentenced to 25 years in prison and ordered to pay the churches $2.6 million. U.S. District Judge …

Fire on Indianapolis Lot Damages, Destroys About 20 Trucks

A fire that damaged or destroyed about 20 trucks on an Indianapolis lot is being investigated as arson. The blaze was reported about 3:30 a.m. on Sept. 17 at M&K Truck Center. Fire officials said smoke from the fire was …

Charges Filed Against Man in Deadly Seattle Apartment Fire

A deadly fire that sent people jumping from a fourth-floor window at an apartment building-turned motel in Seattle in July was apparently set in retribution over a stolen laptop, King County prosecutors said. Jesse Puff, 24, of Anchorage, Alaska, was …

Man Arrested in Connection with Delaware Church Fire Causing $250K in Damages

A Delaware man has been accused of setting multiple fires inside a church sanctuary. The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s office arrested Thomas Loftis III in connection with the blaze that erupted at Reach Church, news outlets reported. He was captured …

Fire Marshal Says Delaware Church Fire Causing $250K in Damages Was Arson

A fire inside the sanctuary of a Delaware church was started by an act of arson, authorities said. State Fire Marshal Chief Deputy Robert Fox said multiple fires were started inside Reach Church, in Glasgow, news outlets reported. Fox said …