Los Angeles police have arrested several suspects in a fire that swept through a crowded apartment building in May of 1993, killing ten. Among the dead were seven children. More than 100 residents were displaced and 40 were injured. Three of the suspects apparently have ties to a notorious gang which, at the time of the fire, was terrorizing residents of the neighbourhood.
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A Chicago man who claimed to have set a fatal fire by placing a lit cigarette on vodka-soaked newspaper is to get a retrial.
An arson expert based in California says firefighter arson is a recognized, ongoing problem, but it's difficult to know exactly how common it is because authorities don't keep records.
Due to the work of the Illinois Innocence Project and advances in fire science and arson investigations an Illinois man has had his arson conviction overturned. Bill Amor spent 22 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted.
A Saskatchewan man who started several fires near the community of Hall Lake in 2015 has been fined and ordered to pay restitution as well as to perform 100 hours of community service and refrain from consuming alcohol for six months.
Tennessee man Claude Francis Garrett was convicted of murder based on questionable arson science twenty-five years ago. A report written in 2016 by a group of renowned fire scientists concluded there was no evidence to support the arson conviction.