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Oslo police detain man over fire that killed 6

Date: 3/18/2009OSLO (AP) — Norwegian police say they have detained a man on suspicion of arson in an apartment building fire late last year that killed six people and injured 12 in Oslo.The fire ripped through the five-story apartment building…

Investigator: Teen admitted setting 9 Pa. fires

Date: 3/13/2009WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — An investigator says a teenager accused of setting nine fires in an arson-plagued Philadelphia suburb led them to several of the scenes and confessed to the crimes.Nineteen-year-old Roger Leon Barlow…

Police arrest student suspect in Ohio campus fires

Date: 3/6/2009CINCINNATI (AP) — Police say a student at a small Ohio college has been arrested on arson charges after several fires were set on the campus.Police in the Cincinnati suburb of Delhi Township say 18-year-old Jordan Cullen was…

Teen arrested in 7 arsons in fire-ravaged Pa. town

Date: 2/19/2009COATESVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A 19-year-old was charged Thursday with setting at least seven fires in an arson-plagued steel town, including a block-long blaze that displaced dozens of people last month.Roger Leon Barlow Jr., of nearby…

Suspect charged in deadly Australian fire

Date: 2/13/2009By TANALEE SMITHAssociated Press WriterMELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Authorities charged a man Friday with lighting one of the wildfires that killed more than 180 people in Australia, and whisked him into protective custody to…

Trial begins for man accused in deadly Calif. fire

Date: 1/23/2009By GREG RISLINGAssociated Press WriterRIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A prosecutor said Thursday that an auto mechanic was "a man bent on destruction" who ignited a wildfire that killed five U.S. Forest Service firefighters in 2006.In…

Mass. woman charged in fatal '99 fire faces trial

Date: 1/12/2009By DENISE LAVOIEAssociated Press WriterBOSTON (AP) — For nearly a decade, Kathleen Hilton has been in jail, though she's been convicted of nothing.Prosecutors say the grandmother set a fire that killed five people, including…