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Dramatic rescue of man in burning car caught on video

Cupertino - A man on his way to lunch dragged a man from a parked car emitting thick black smoke moments before the vehicle burst into flames. Police suspected the man in the car was drunk.

Mexico convicts 10 officials in deadly day care fire

- Mexico convicted and sentenced 10 government officials to prison for up to 29 years over a 2009 day care fire that killed 49 children, court sources said Saturday.

Alberta volunteer firefighter facing 18 counts of arson

Mayerthorpe - The town of Mayerthorpe is reeling after a 19-year-old firefighter and son of a former mayor was charged with 18 counts of arson including one for the CN trestle bridge fire.

Fire hits home of witness to arson that killed Palestinian family

Duma - Fire on Sunday engulfed the home of a key witness to an arson attack by Jewish extremists that killed a Palestinian family last year, but he survived the blaze, police and residents said.

Fire hits home of witness to arson that killed Palestinian family

Duma - Fire on Sunday engulfed the home of a key witness to an arson attack by Jewish extremists that killed a Palestinian family last year, but he survived the blaze, police and residents said.

Fire hits home of witness to arson that killed Palestinian family

Duma - Fire on Sunday engulfed the home of a key witness to an arson attack by Jewish extremists that killed a Palestinian family last year, but he survived the blaze, police and residents said.

Police: Couple's security camera catches them committing arson

Mesa - It is far from unusual for criminals to be caught after police view security camera footage. In this case police allege a couple's own security system recorded them setting fire to the house next door.

Suspicious fire at mosque on Christmas Day

Houston - Investigators with the Houston Fire Department are investigating a possible case of arson at a mosque in southeast Houston on Christmas Day.

In Sweden, migrants live in fear of arson attacks

Lund - "I came from my room to see what was happening. I saw the fire and ran outside," says Dawit, a 13-year-old Ethiopian boy living in a Swedish centre for asylum seekers.

Arsonists attack another migrant centre in Sweden

Stockholm - Arsonists attacked a centre housing asylum seekers in a small town in southern Sweden early Tuesday in the latest attack linked to the growing influx of migrants.

Mother of Palestinian baby killed in arson attack dies

Nablus - The mother of Palestinian toddler Ali Saad Dawabsha, who was killed when suspected Jewish extremists firebombed his house, succumbed to her injuries on Sunday night, said the Israeli hospital where she was cared for and her family.

Mother of Palestinian baby killed in arson attack dies

Nablus - The mother of Palestinian toddler Ali Saad Dawabsha, who was killed when suspected Jewish extremists firebombed his house, succumbed to her injuries on Sunday night, said the Israeli hospital where she was cared for and her family.

Judge questions man suspected of starting deadly Paris fire

Paris - A 36-year-old man suspected of starting a deadly Paris fire in which eight people, including two children, were killed was brought before an investigating judge in the city Saturday.

Israel police arrest suspects in deadly West Bank arson probe

Jerusalem - Israel Sunday arrested several suspects believed to be linked to the deadly firebombing of a Palestinian home and placed two more alleged Jewish extremists in detention without trial.

Israel arrests Jewish suspects over 'miracle' church arson

Jerusalem - Israeli police said Sunday they have arrested several Jewish suspects over an arson attack last month at a shrine where Christians believe Jesus performed the miracle of loaves and fishes.

Muslim crowd-funding working to rebuild black churches

U.S. Muslims and Arab-American organizations have joined together in a fund-raising effort to rebuild the eight churches that recently burned or were partially destroyed by fires in the South.

20 years after KKK torched it, SC black church burns again

Greeleyville - Just hours before a South Carolina AME church was gutted by fire on Tuesday night, the NAACP issued a series of tweets calling for "black churches to take necessary precautions" and promoting the #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches hashtag.

Firebomb attacks on home and office of Hong Kong media tycoon

Hong Kong - Firebomb attacks early Monday on the Hong Kong home and office of pro-democracy newspaper tycoon Jimmy Lai have triggered new fears over the safety of outspoken media figures in the city.

France's New Year car-burning ritual recedes

Paris - The French government on Thursday reported a 12-percent drop in the number of cars torched on New Year's Eve - a ritual among revellers in the country's high-rise suburbs.

Arson attack on Swedish mosque injures five

Stockholm - An arsonist set fire to a mosque in central Sweden on Thursday injuring five people, police said, as the country grapples with a political crisis caused by the rise of the extreme right.

Sunni sentenced for deadly arson attack on Belgian Shiite mosque

Brussels - A Moroccan man who admitted setting fire to a Shiite mosque in Brussels to protest the crackdown on fellow Sunnis in Syria was sentenced to 27 years in prison on Friday for the attack that killed the imam.

Sunni tried for deadly arson attack on Belgian Shiite mosque

Brussels - A Moroccan man admitted setting fire to a Shiite mosque in Brussels to protest the crackdown on fellow Sunnis in Syria when he went on trial Thursday for the attack that killed the imam.

West Bank home torched in suspected settler attack

Ramallah - Suspected Jewish extremists firebombed a house in a Palestinian village in the occupied West Bank early on Sunday, its mayor told AFP, pointing the finger of blame at local settlers.

ATM damaged in attempted theft from Caisse populaire Desjardins

They'd apparently readied a diversion, but suspects apparently hadn't considered all the logistics to ripping a bank machine Monday night from the lobby of a Pointe-aux-Trembles credit union.

Massive King fire in Northern California fully contained

Placerville - California's disastrous King fire that burned nearly 100,000 acres of mostly forested land in Northern California has been fully contained, officials said Thursday.

Local man accused of setting massive Sierra foothills fire

Placerville - Authorities still have not explained why they think a 37-year-old man Pollock Pines, Calif., man deliberately set a massive forest fire that has burned nearly 100,000 acres of timber and threatens more than 10,000 homes.

Youth started California wildfire

Los Angeles - Investigators have determined that it was a youth who intentionally started a destructive fire that tore through southern California in May, destroying dozens of homes and forcing more than 13,000 people to evacuate.

Fans stage small-scale riot after Brazil's loss to Germany

An absolutely crushing defeat by Germany led to some intense rage from Brazilian fans. So much rage that a few of them burned down some buses and looted an electronics store.

Woman charged with arson after trying to set spider on fire

A woman from Kansas is facing an arson charge after she lit a small fire with towels in order to catch a spider and kill it.

B.C. man arrested for attacking family, setting house on fire

Langley - Andre Harvey Richard, 44, was captured yesterday morning ending a manhunt that began when it was alleged he attacked his wife and stepdaughter and set the family's home on fire.
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A fire on Detroit's West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
Firefighters are preparing for a  red flag  warning through Wednesday night as winds will gust up to...
Firefighters are preparing for a "red flag" warning through Wednesday night as winds will gust up to 35 mph.
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Fire at the CN trestle bridge in Mayorthorpe, Alberta
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A fire on Detroit s West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
A fire on Detroit's West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
A home on Detroit s west side became a victim of arson on Angel s Night (10/30/10)
A home on Detroit's west side became a victim of arson on Angel's Night (10/30/10)
A fire on Detroit s West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
A fire on Detroit's West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
A fire on Detroit s West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
A fire on Detroit's West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
The burned playground in Toronto s High Park
The burned playground in Toronto's High Park
A fire on Detroit s West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
A fire on Detroit's West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
A home on Detroit s west side became a victim of arson on Angel s Night (10/30/10) [Taken from backy...
A home on Detroit's west side became a victim of arson on Angel's Night (10/30/10) [Taken from backyard]
A fire on Detroit s West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
A fire on Detroit's West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
A fire on Detroit s West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
A fire on Detroit's West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
A fire on Detroit s West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
A fire on Detroit's West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
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Lawson Schalm, 19
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Photographs released by South Wales Police of the building where a fire started by Melanie Smith killed five members of the same family, including a 15 month old baby.
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A fire on Detroit s West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
A fire on Detroit's West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
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LAFD Battles Wall of Flames from Arson Fire
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A vacant house in Detroit falls to arson
A fire on Detroit s West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
A fire on Detroit's West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.