Tuesday, July 23, 2019

At least 33 dead in suspected arson at Japan animation studio

Thirty-three people are dead after a man screaming "You die" burst into an animation production studio in Kyoto and set it on fire early Thursday, Japanese authorities said. The blaze injured another 36 people, some of them critically. (CBC)

Edmonton ‘2X4 guy’ hailed as hero after arsonist sets 13 vehicles ablaze

Two Edmonton men are being praised for their heroism in taking down a man who lit 13 vehicles on fire near Whyte Avenue Friday evening. (The Province)
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Langara College arson suspect facing more charges

VANCOUVER - A 23-year-old student charged with arson and possession of incendiary material in relation to fires that sparked an evacuation at Vancouver’s Langara College Monday is facing more charges. The Crown approved charges Friday of robbery and assault against Nasradin Abdusamad Ali. The bail hearing is set for Wednesday. (Vancouver Sun)  

Drunk woman with psychiatric problems arrested after 10 die in Paris building fire

Paris’ deadliest fire in over a decade claimed 10 lives Tuesday, sending fleeing residents to the roof as flames engulfed their apartment building before dawn. A 40-year-old female resident of the building, said to have a history of psychiatric problems, was arrested as police opened an investigation into voluntary arson resulting in death. (National Post)

Merritt man arrested after a series of church arsons

Merritt RCMP said they’ve made an arrest in a series of arsons targeting churches last week. “ we had obtained some evidence that allowed us to get a search warrant,” said Cst. Tracy Dunsmore with the Merritt RCMP. “We a home in the Merritt area and obtained further evidence which allowed us to make an arrest.” (Global News)
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Employee charged with arson at Ottawa Wendy’s

OTTAWA - A 28-year-old man has been charged with arson endangering life in connection with an early-morning fire that destroyed the Wendy’s restaurant at Lincoln Fields Tuesday and sent several people to the hospital with smoke inhalation. (Ottawa Citizen)

Suspected East Van arsonist arrested

VANCOUVER - Officers tracked down Vancouver resident Jason Acoose, 46, just before noon Friday near Commercial Drive and East 12th Avenue. (The Province)
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