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  • Feds offer $10K reward in Maryland arson cases

    WALDORF, Md. (AP) — Federal authorities are offering a $10,000 reward for an arrest in two Charles County arsons in one week. The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says they’re taking the fires at the Spirit Halloween store and Fred’s Sporting Store in Waldorf “very seriously.” The first fire came Oct. 13…

  • Frederick woman arrested for setting home on fire

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Frederick woman has been arrested on charges of setting her home on fire as she was getting an eviction order. Police say the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office was serving an eviction notice to 45-year-old Whilermine Kahindo at her Frederick home on Monday. Instead of allowing deputies inside, police say Kahindo…

  • Md. authorities investigate 3 arsons in 2 months

    WALDORF, Md. (AP) — Police say someone intentionally set fire to a Charles County Halloween store for the second time in less than two months. The Maryland fire marshal’s office says the fire at the Spirit Halloween store in Waldorf was set early Monday morning and caused about $500,000 in damage before firefighters extinguished it.…

  • Woman sentenced for 2 Eastern Shore arsons

    ACCOMAC, Va. (AP) — A woman convicted of setting two fires on the Eastern Shore will spend more than 10 years in prison. Media outlets report that 41-year-old Tonya Bundick was sentenced Thursday in Accomack County Circuit Court. Judge Glen A. Tyler sentenced Bundy to two concurrent seven-year terms on arson and conspiracy charges related…

  • Community rebuilds Va. tower destroyed by fire

    NORTON, Va. (AP) — Community members have rebuilt a lookout tower in the Jefferson National Forest that was destroyed by arsonists. The new High Knob Tower is constructed of concrete, rock and steel so it will be fire-proof. The original three-story tower was constructed of wood and stone. The Bristol Herald Courier (http://bit.ly/1ttZNmT) reports that…

  • 2nd trial to begin for Va. woman accused of arsons

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A woman charged in an Eastern Shore arson spree is scheduled to appear in court for her second trial. A judge ruled in April that Tonya S. Bundick can have separate trials on each of 62 arson charges. Media outlets report that the trial scheduled to begin Monday involves a…

  • Police: Man found dead in blaze set fire, committed suicide

    Investigators say a fatal fire that destroyed an apartment on Isherwood Street NE on June 4 was intentionally set by a man who committed suicide.

  • Arson Awareness Week focuses on car fires

    May 4-10 is National Arson Awareness Week, and this year the focus is on vehicle arson.

  • Bowie man faces arson charges in fire where dogs rescued (Photos)

    A Bowie, Md. man faces arson charges for a Wednesday morning fire where two Chihuahuas had to be saved from the home.

  • Laurel playground reopens after arson (Photos)

    A playground that was set on fire and destroyed in March is back open in Laurel, Md.

  • Two additional fires added to arson list in Laurel

    Two more fires will be added to the list of \”incendiary\” incidents being investigated in Laurel.

  • Man who escaped fatal blaze charged with victim’s murder

    D.C. police said Friday that death of a 4-year-old girl who died after a weekend fire has been ruled a homicide and a man who escaped the blaze has been charged with her murder.

  • Teenager arrested for setting fire to Stafford Co. bus

    A teenage boy has been arrested for setting a school bus on fire.

  • D.C. man sentenced to 25 years for arson string

    Maurice Dews has been sentenced to 25 years after pleading guilty to multiple arson charges.

  • Long recovery ahead for firefighter injured in Riverdale arson

    Prince George\’s County firefighter Kevin O\’Toole remains in the Intensive Care Unit at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where he continues to recover from severe burns he suffered nearly three weeks ago while battling a blaze at a home in Riverdale.