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Arson

Deliberately setting fire with a destructive intent. Arson can be intended to incite terror; for example, a loan shark may set fire to a building owned by a debtor. Insurance for businesses and homes usually covers arson, though sometimes company owners set fire to their own buildings as a form of insurance fraud.
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The trail led to various law-enforcement officers, prosecution and defense attorneys, survivors, victims' families and to Lompoc Penitentiary where the arsonist is in custody.
Pant Joinery of Ffrith near Wrexham is determined to reopen after arsonists rendered their building useless with a blaze started in a trailer full of sawdust Picture: GERALLT RADCLIFFE
An arsonist lobbed a firebomb through the window of a North Hollywood abortion clinic early Friday, igniting a small blaze and raising fears of a possible escalation in anti-abortion violence in Southern California.
Seconds before the car was set alight, one of the arsonists is thought to have called to report a car on fire in New Street, off Bulkington Road.
Arsonists are far too selfish to give a second thought to others.
TWO married Liverpool councillors were targeted by arsonists who poured petrol over their car and set it on fire.
GARDAI are hunting two arsonists who caused EUR100,000 worth of damage to a shop.
Red Flag Days - when the chance of runaway fires is greatest - when the night crawlers we call arsonists begin to stir like wolves.
FOUR cars were left burned out by a suspected gang of arsonists.
THERE'S a mixture of Basil Fawlty and Mr Bean about the way Colin Simmonds portrays businessman Gottleib Biedermann in Max Frisch's funny story about a pair of dangerous arsonists.
LANDMARK: The Dickie Lewis pub on the East Lanes Road was set alight by arsonists last night
Arsonists have torched a former Salvation Army meeting hall for the second time in a week.