Fire Prevention & Investigation News

  • Pontoon-Boat Fire Prompts Arson Reward

    The Clay County Sheriff's Office and the state Fire Marshal's Office has offered a reward for information that can solve a rash of suspicious fires in the Eagle Harbor community.

    News • January 29th, 2003

  • Fire Closes Leavenworth, MO High School

    The fire began when someone apparently set fire to a roll of toilet paper.

    News • January 28th, 2003

  • Man Pleads Innocent in Missouri Bonfire Blast

    A man accused of throwing a can of gasoline onto a bonfire, causing an explosion that burned several partygoers, has pleaded innocent to 14 counts of assault.

    News • January 28th, 2003

  • Detroit House Fire Leads Police To Arson Suspect

    A 21-year-old man is being held by Waterford police in suspicion of several ongoing arson investigations in the area.

    News • January 24th, 2003

  • Five Men Charged In Louisiana Cross Burning

    A federal indictment has charged five alleged Ku Klux Klan members with burning a cross in a Black family’s front yard in Longville, La.

    News • January 24th, 2003

  • Second Man Sentenced In Juneau Arson Fire

    A man convicted of burning down a Juneau self-storage building was sentenced to eight years in prison Wednesday.

    News • January 24th, 2003

  • Franklin Uncooperative With Cops

    Aretha Franklin didn't cooperate with authorities investigating a fire that destroyed her $1.6-million mansion, according to a police report.

    News • January 24th, 2003

  • Arson Destroys 40 Acres In County

    A woods fire burned about 40 acres Wednesday afternoon in the Brickyard Bayou area of Moss Point-Escatawpa. "Several homes were in danger," said Fire Chief Earl Etheridge.

    News • January 24th, 2003

  • Ex-Fireman Pleads Guilty to New Mexico Fire

    A former firefighter pleaded guilty to starting a blaze in a national forest, and charges against him involving four other fires were dropped. The area had been plagued by arson in recent years.

    News • January 24th, 2003

  • Man Admits Setting 8 Fires

    Gilmour "Gib" Drummond, well-known as a career volunteer firefighter, pleaded guilty in Perth court to setting eight fires across the countryside.

    News • January 21st, 2003

  • Investigators Say Arson Was Cause Of Deadly Avilla Fire

    A rural house fire that killed a brother and sister over the weekend is believed to have been arson, an investigator said Monday.

    News • January 21st, 2003

  • Pair Involved In Dorm Fire Not Enrolled

    The two people responsible for a blaze that gutted a dormitory at Warren Wilson College are no longer enrolled at the school, college officials said Monday.

    News • January 21st, 2003

  • Teenager charged With Setting Fire Twenty Left Homeless In Alleged Arson

    A 16-year-old Granite City youth was charged Monday with four counts of aggravated arson for his alleged role in a fire that drove 20 people from their homes last week.

    News • January 21st, 2003

  • Florida Investigators Determine Cause Of Junkyard Fire

    Investigators have released the cause of a massive junkyard fire near Apopka over the weekend.

    News • January 20th, 2003

  • USFA Studies Firefighter Arson

    The United States Fire Administration has released a report on the problem of firefighter arson and what some communities and states are doing to prevent it.

    News • January 19th, 2003