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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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It takes arsonists to really get these sectarian fires blazing, and, "unless they set them and fan them and give them fuel,'' they will more often than not die out.
In the past, Schwarzenegger had warned, "Those who could become arsonists in the future are as bad as those who committed arson in the past.
These young arsonists tend to act impulsively and in an externalizing fashion when confronted with situations that provoke intense reactions, rather than thinking first about the consequences of their behavior.
Parmelee's not sure what it means - maybe the arsonist or his family has moved; maybe he got a new job.
policy through the past several Republican and Democrat administrations are presently fanning the fires set by their arsonists to justify a huge, global fire brigade, and a campaign against arson.
So far about 40 suspected arsonists have been arrested, and 18 have admitted their guilt.
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 5, 1996--Six dogs, to be trained to sniff out flammables used to set fires, could become best friends to fire investigators in their battle against arsonists, thanks to SAFECO Corp.
Fire investigators will now be trying to ascertain what type of accelerant was used by the arsonists before handing the investigation over to North Wales Police with a view to catching the likely offenders and bringing a prosecution.
Among the items left burning on the court were a pair of men's jeans, which police believe may have belonged to the arsonist.
A weekend blaze at a country park in the town has also given rise to concern that serial arsonists are on the loose.
has announced that the company is offering a $50,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the arsonist who started the Old Waterman Canyon Fire on October 25, 2003.
State and Los Angeles County authorities said they are investigating the possibility that arsonists or even a serial arsonist set fires in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties.