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Firefighters finally leave South Africa Parliament complex

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Firefighters have left South Africa's Parliament complex and handed over responsibility for it to police four days after a major blaze destroyed the main chamber of the country's national legislature, authorities said Thursday.

Osaka arson suspect identified, all buildings to be checked

TOKYO — Japanese police on Sunday identified a 61-year-old man as a prime suspect behind a fire that engulfed a mental health clinic in an eight-story building where he was a patient, killing 24 people who were trapped inside.

Father, son arrested in wildfire that threatened Lake Tahoe

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A father and son were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of starting a massive California wildfire that destroyed many homes and forced tens of thousands of people to flee Lake Tahoe communities earlier this year, authorities said.

Navy probe finds major failures in fire that destroyed ship

 A Navy report has concluded there were sweeping failures by commanders, crew members and others that fueled the July 2020 arson fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard, calling the massive five-day blaze in San Diego preventable and unacceptable.

Man arrested in Molotov cocktail attack on Austin Dems’ HQ

AUSTIN, Texas — A man seen on surveillance video wearing an American flag bandana when he threw a Molotov cocktail into the headquarters of the Democratic Party's county office in Austin remained in custody Saturday, according to jail records.

Post Falls woman indicted on cyberstalking charge after being accused of setting fire to Moran Prairie home

Kimberly Brischle, 55, pleaded not guilty in July to three criminal counts tied to the blaze at 3111 E. 44th Ave. on April 28. Police records obtained this week through a public records request include details of a troubled relationship with the man who was remodeling the home under contract, and a fire investigator's conclusion the fire was intentionally set in a closet while he was out-of-state. 

“Unprecedented’: Massive forest fire ravages Greek island

ARKITSA, Greece — Firefighters and residents battled into the night Monday for a seventh day against a massive fire on Greece's second-largest island as the nation endured what the prime minister described as “a natural disaster of unprecedented proportions.”

Wildfire devours Greek island’s forests; residents urged to flee

The fire on Evia, an island of forested mountains and canyons laced with small coves of crystalline water, began Aug. 3 and cut across the popular summer destination from coast to coast as it burned out of control. Scores of homes and businesses have been destroyed and thousands of residents and tourists have fled, many escaping the flames via flotillas that even operated in the dark of night.

Yakima County jury finds man guilty in 2017 shooting

YAKIMA — A Yakima County Superior Court jury has found a Wapato gang member guilty of shooting a woman in 2017, and trying to arrange the killing of one of the witnesses two years later.

Spokane police seek help identifying arson suspect

The Spokane Police Department hopes the public can help identify a suspect in an April 24 arson at Sunset Grocery at 1908 West Sunset Boulevard, according to a news release from the department.

Man gets 20 months for plan to burn Seattle police precinct

A federal judge sentenced a 20-year-old Alaska man Monday to 20 months in prison for trying to set fire to a Seattle police precinct during last summer’s racial justice protests — less than half the prison time sought by prosecutors.