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Police Say Maryland Man Charged in Church Arson Case

A Maryland man faces multiple arson-related charges after police say he confessed to setting fires at a church where investigators found a Molotov cocktail in a vestibule. David Francis Creager, 47, was detained Friday and admitted to setting fire to …

Feds Charge Man with Setting Fires During Raleigh Protests

Federal authorities say that a North Carolina man is facing charges related to setting fires in two businesses in downtown Raleigh during protests against racism and police brutality. The Raleigh News & Observer reports that agents with the Bureau of …

Fireworks Blamed for Fire That Destroyed New York Apartment Building

Fireworks may have started a fire that destroyed a three-story apartment building in Yonkers, injured 12 firefighters and left six families homeless, a fire department official said Sunday. The Journal News reported that more than 100 firefighters responded to the …

Police Say Man in New Hampshire Arson Case Paddled Canoe with Items for Fire

A man has been held without bail on a charge of setting fire to a New Hampshire middle school, and police believe he paddled a canoe from Maine with a propane tank and a bucket of flammable liquid, authorities said. …

South Boston Fire Injures Five Firefighters, Displaces 40 People

A massive fire broke out in South Boston early Saturday, tearing through seven residential buildings and leaving five firefighters injured. The seven-alarm fire started around 3:30 a.m., the Boston Fire Department said. Around 40 people were displaced by the blaze. …

Chaos and Destruction as New York City Protest Turns Violent

An initially peaceful demonstration in New York City over the death of George Floyd, a black man killed by police in Minnesota, spiraled into chaos as night fell Friday, as protesters skirmished with police officers, destroyed police vehicles and set …

Official Says Fire at Middle School in New Hampshire Was Set Intentionally

A fire at Portsmouth Middle School in New Hampshire early Saturday appears to have been intentionally set, an official said. Firefighters arrived at the school after 3 a.m. and found flames coming out the front door of the main entrance …

Delaware Teen Charged with Setting Fire at Elementary School

Authorities in Delaware have arrested a 14-year-old boy accused of intentionally setting fire to a structure at an elementary school, causing damage estimated at $80,000, according to the State Fire Marshal’s Office. State Fire Marshal deputies charged the teenager with …

Delaware Company Offers Reward for Arrest in Restaurant Fire

The owners of a bayside restaurant in Delaware are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect responsible for setting fire to the eatery last month, according to the development company. Investigators think the April …

Hoverboard Suspected in Fire That Damaged Two-Family Home in Massachusetts

Authorities are blaming a hoverboard malfunction for starting a fire that damaged a two-family home north of Boston. Andover Fire Chief Michael Mansfield and State Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey said investigators determined the hoverboard – which had been charging on …