Tag: arson

Fire Caused by Suspected Arson in South Korea Kills at Least 7

SEOUL, South Korea—A fire caused by suspected arson spread through an office building Thursday in South Korea’s Daegu city, killing at least seven people and injuring dozens, fire and police officials said. Dozens of firefighters and vehicles quickly put out the blaze, which began in the late morning on the second of a seven-floor office…


Portland Man Arrested for Allegedly Vandalizing 2 Synagogues, Setting Fire to Mosque

A Portland man suspected of vandalizing several houses of worship was arrested over the weekend on charges of arson and criminal mischief, according to the Portland Police Bureau (PPB). Michael Bivins, a 34-year-old former freelance journalist in Portland, was booked into the Multnomah County jail early on May 7. He faces an arson charge in…


Home Torched, Killing One, During Eviction Attempt in El Cajon

EL CAJON, Calif.—An unidentified person died in an El Cajon house fire sparked on May 6 by someone who threw Molotov cocktail-type incendiary devices at deputies as they were trying to evict a resident. The events that led to the deadly blaze began shortly before noon, when court services personnel with the San Diego County…


Second Man Charged With Arson in Ottawa Apartment in February

A second man has been charged with arson after allegedly trying to set fire to an apartment building in downtown Ottawa on Feb. 6, while police say there is no indication that he was connected with the truckers’ Freedom Convoy protest taking place in the city at the time. Bartosz Wernik, 41, has been charged…


Man Charged With Arson in Ottawa Apartment Not Connected to Freedom Convoy, Police Say

Ottawa police say a man charged with arson in relation to a fire deliberately set in a downtown Ottawa apartment building on Feb. 6 was not connected with the “Freedom Convoy” protest occurring at the time. Comments by the city’s mayor and several Liberal and NDP MPs had previously linked the incident to the protest…


Colorado Wildfire Victims Struggle to Rebuild Homes, Lives

Among the hundreds of homes that were destroyed or damaged in the Marshall Fire in Colorado in December nothing appears to have been left intact save for the plug-in outdoor nativity scene that miraculously survived the intense heat and flames.Whether by good fortune or divine intervention, the ornament’s resilience in the face of a sudden…


The ‘Apocalyptic’ Aftermath of the Colorado Wildfires

LOUISVILLE, Colorado—Among the hundreds of homes that were destroyed or damaged in the Marshall Fire in Colorado in December nothing appears to have been left intact save for the plug-in outdoor nativity scene that miraculously survived the intense heat and flames.  Whether by good fortune or divine intervention, the ornament’s resilience in the face of…


Osaka Arson Suspect Identified, Buildings to Be Checked

TOKYO—Japanese police on Sunday identified a 61-year-old man as a prime suspect behind a fire that engulfed a mental health clinic in an eight-story building where he was a patient, killing 24 people who were trapped inside. The government also announced plans to inspect tens of thousands of similar buildings nationwide. Authorities believe the massive…


Suspect Accused of Setting Ablaze 50-foot Christmas Tree in NYC Released Without Bail

The arsonist suspect who has been accused of setting ablaze a 50-foot Christmas tree outside the Fox News headquarters in midtown Manhattan was released again after his arraignment on Wednesday, according to multiple reports. Craig Tamanaha, a 49-year-old homeless man, denied being responsible for the early morning arson that caused about $500,000 in damages outside the…


Man Gets Probation For Arson Fire in La Mesa Chase Bank

EL CAJON, Calif.—One of two men charged with setting fire to a Chase bank in La Mesa—following last year’s contentious protest outside the city’s police headquarters—received a term of probation on Nov. 30. Ricky Bernard Cooper, 34, pleaded guilty last month to arson and burglary charges for the May 30, 2020, fire inside the Chase bank branch at 4791…