Saturday, April 13, 2024

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)

Man wanted for torching NYPD car busted after taunting feds

A Queens man wanted for allegedly torching a cop car had spray-painted “TOO LATE!” on his wall to taunt the feds — but he didn’t flee fast enough and FBI agents nabbed him anyway, Brooklyn prosecutors said. (New York Post)

Man charged with arson in New Westminster pier fire

A suspect has been charged with arson in relation to the enormous fire that seriously damaged the New Westminster pier last month. Sean Warnick, 49, has been charged with mischief to property over $5,000 and arson damaging property. The two charges were sworn Monday, and Warnick was scheduled to appear in a New Westminster court Tuesday morning. (CBC)

Fire destroys N.S. lobster pound amid escalating tensions

A fire that police are calling suspicious destroyed a lobster pound in Middle West Pubnico, N.S., early Saturday. Videos posted to social media show a large fire and clouds of billowing smoke coming from the building. (CBC)

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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    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)

    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)

    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)