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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…

Australian wildfire survivors seek help to rebuild

Date: 2/19/2009By KRISTEN GELINEAUAssociated Press WriterWHITTLESEA, Australia (AP) — The electrician's tools were incinerated, the trucker's rig reduced to a useless, burned shell. The deadly wildfires that swept southern Australia destroyed…

Proving murder in case of wildfire arson difficult

Date: 2/14/2009By KRISTEN GELINEAUAssociated Press WriterSYDNEY (AP) — Outrage over the Australian wildfires that killed more than 180 people last week was white hot after police said some of the blazes may have been deliberately set.The prime…

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…

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…

Mom charged in Ky. fire that killed her 2 children

Date: 11/18/2008By KRISTIN M. HALLAssociated Press WriterA soldier's wife has been charged with setting a fire at their Kentucky Army base home that killed her two young children.Billi Jo Smallwood, 35, also faces a federal charge of attempting…