October 24, 2007

ARSON!

 Via Drudge: CBS News is reporting that at least one of the horrific fires devastating Southern California was deliberately set.

In possibly related news an arrest has been made for a brush arson in San Bernadino.

4 dead

24 firefighters and 21 civilians wounded

640 square miles charred and a million people displaced.

Throw the book at them!

Here is what the fires look like from 708 km up....

Pic via NASA's Earth Observatory Page.

UPDATE: Big roundup of links here (via Instapundit)

Ron Coleman recommends this site.

Update 2: Via Pete in the comments, it appears at this time that the fellow who was arrested was arrested for starting a fire unconnected  to the big ones..Stephen is right, several of these fires were natural or accidental, the area is a tinderbox eg. no thermite required.

 

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 06:34 PM | Comments (2) | Add Comment
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1 It's definitely known that at least some of the fires were not the result of arson. One began as a house fire on one of the Indian reservations. Another was caused by an electrical transformer blowing up.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Wed Oct 24 20:11:56 2007 (+rSRq)

2 They said on the radio that the arrested suspect set a small fire which was quickly put out by concerned citizens, and it was not in any way connected to the big fires.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Wed Oct 24 23:18:27 2007 (9imyF)

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