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A house burns at the Cocos fire on May 15, 2014 in San Marcos, California. Fire agencies throughout the state are scrambling to prepare for what is expected to be a dangerous year of wildfires in this third year of extreme drought in California. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Investigators Look For Arson In San Diego Wildfire Outbreak

With evacuation orders being lifted Friday, investigators worked to determine whether an unusually early and intense outbreak of wildfires in Southern California this week was ignited by something as ordinary as sparks from cars or something as sinister as an arsonist.

05/16/2014

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Series Of Fires Near Walnut Creek Park Prompts Arson Investigation

Police and fire investigators are attempting to locate a suspect who started a series of fires near Arbolado Park in Walnut Creek after a fourth arson fire was set there Thursday night.

05/16/2014

A dozen of grass fires that flared up in Novato is believed to the work of an arsonist. (CBS)

Arsonist Likely Set Off Dozen Of Novato Grass Fires

The dozen of grass fires that popped up around Novato since Wednesday are likely the work of an arsonist.

05/16/2014

San Jose Firefighters tweeted this pic of a four alarm fire at the former home of KNTV near a Caltrain station. (Source: San Jose Fire Dept.)

No Human Remains Found Following Fire That Destroyed Old San Jose TV Studio

No human remains were found by arson investigators who searched the charred wreckage of a vacant former television studio used as a shelter by dozens of squatters, a San Jose fire captain said Friday.

04/18/2014

San Jose Firefighters tweeted this pic of a four alarm fire at the former home of KNTV near a Caltrain station. (Source: San Jose Fire Dept.)

Cadaver Dogs Comb San Jose Fire Site In Arson Investigation

Arson investigators with specially trained dogs resumed the search Thursday for possible human remains in the debris of a burned-down building near downtown San Jose.

04/17/2014

San Jose Firefighters tweeted this pic of a four alarm fire at the former home of KNTV near a Caltrain station. (Source: San Jose Fire Dept.)

Man Arrested In San Jose Fire That Destroyed Former KNTV Building; Cadaver Dogs Search Rubble

A man has been arrested and faces charges of felony arson and first degree burglary, on suspicion of setting the five-alarm fire in downtown San Jose.

04/16/2014

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Fire At Oakland Children’s Hospital Investigated As Arson

A fire that burned a two-story house used as administrative offices for Children’s Hospital in Oakland is being investigated as arson, a fire battalion chief said.

04/04/2014

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Suspicious Overnight Fire Destroys Building At Oakland Children’s Hospital

A suspicious fire overnight Friday raged through a converted two-story home used as an administrative office of Children’s Hospital in Oakland.

04/04/2014

Fire tore through a home on Fordham Way in Mountain View on the morning of March 16, 2014. (CBS)

Teen Partiers Suspected In Mountain View House Fire, 14 Arrested

Police have arrested 14 teens in connection with a two-alarm arson fire at an unoccupied Mountain View home where the suspects allegedly stole a car and hosted multiple drug and alcohol-fueled parties.

03/26/2014

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Oakland Market Fire Destroys $100K In Products, Investigated As Arson

Firefighters put out a one-alarm fire at a market being investigated as arson in the city’s Eastmont neighborhood Tuesday morning, a fire dispatcher said.

03/18/2014

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