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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)

One person arrested for arson after multiple premises destroyed in 3-alarm fire in Vancouver’s Mt. Pleasant area

One person is in custody after a three-alarm fire in Vancouver’s Mt. Pleasant neighbourhood on Thursday. The fire broke out just after 10 a.m. in the 2400-block of Main Street. (Global News)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

45 arrested, 21 officers injured as Seattle protests turned violent

SEATTLE - Nearly four dozen people were arrested, and more than 20 officers were injured Saturday after protests turned violent with trailers set on fire, windows at businesses smashed, cars damaged, and explosive devices thrown at police. (KIRO TV)
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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)  

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)

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