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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.
However, unless arsonists spill something on themselves and remain standing with the crowd watching the scene, the canine's incredible detective skills alone cannot identify the firesetter.
At first, the arsonist targeted vehicles, outbuildings, vacant houses or homes whose residents were away.
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.
A DAD battled to extinguish his blazing car yesterday as arsonists hit two vehicles within 10 minutes.
Investigators started talking about a serial arsonist after a pair of house fires Sunday and Monday shared marked similarities.
Police have appealed for help in finding the arsonist who struck in the Buckland area of Portsmouth.
The Rocky Mountain News of Denver, Colorado, reported that "PETA gave $45,000 to the 'support committee' for Rodney Coronado, a convicted [ALF] arsonist who firebombed a research facility at Michigan State University; and $5,000 to the committee for Josh Harper, an associate with ELF's sister organization, the Animal Liberation Front, who assaulted a police officer.
The arsonist or arsonists targeted the house in Glan-y-Mor Road at 3.
POLICE are hunting a trouserless arsonist following a bizarre blaze in Warwickshire.