Arson

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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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A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "Incidents of wilful fireraising in Helensburgh was a significant problem at one stage.
Charged under his full name of Michael Goodall Watson, Lord Watson, aged 56, is facing two counts of wilful fireraising.
At Paisley Sheriff Court last week, he admitted wilful fireraising.
He was then arrested and formally charged with wilful fireraising and reckless conduct to the endangerment of life.
Ahmad faces a lengthy jail term after admitting to stalking and wilful fireraising when he appeared at the High Court in Glasgow on December 30.
Strathclyde Police said: "We are treating this as wilful fireraising.
84million - the cost of employing 1000 teachers - was spent on repairs after fireraising thugs torched scores of schools.
The jury took less than 90 minutes to find Hoggan guilty by majority of endangering the men's lives by wilful fireraising with malice aforethought.
The former Labour MSP and MP was jailed for 16 months for fireraising at a plush Edinburgh hotel.
Instead, fire crews from Dumbarton had to make the five-mile dash to Alexandria to tend to the blaze, which is being treated as fireraising.
A jury at Stirling Sheriff Court convicted him of endangering the men's lives by wilful fireraising.
These included serious assaults, robbery and fireraising - real crimes to the general public.