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California wildfire said set by arsonist threatens community

California wildfire said set by arsonist threatens communityA Southern California wildfire – which authorities say was set by an arsonist with a grudge against a neighbor – doubled in size overnight into Friday as crews built fire lines and fought to protect thousands of homes in a lakefront community. The Holy Fire, which broke out on Monday in Holy Jim Canyon in Orange County southeast of Los Angeles, has already destroyed 12 structures and was only 5 percent contained as of Friday. Forrest Gordon Clark, 51, who owns a cabin in Holy Jim Canyon, was arrested earlier this week after a standoff with police and charged with arson, making criminal threats and resisting arrest.



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Alleged Holy Fire Arsonist Texted 'The Place is Going to Burn' to Fire Department Chief

Alleged Holy Fire Arsonist Texted 'The Place is Going to Burn' to Fire Department ChiefForrest Gordon Clark, 51, was charged with two counts of felony arson



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Russia 'both arsonist and firefighter' in Syria: U.S. general

Russia 'both arsonist and firefighter' in Syria: U.S. generalBy Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A senior U.S. general accused Russia on Tuesday of playing a destabilizing role in Syria and acting as “both arsonist and firefighter,” as a brief truce unilaterally declared by Moscow in the eastern Ghouta region collapsed. The United States and Russia have been on different sides of the seven-year-old war, with Moscow heavily backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad whose forces are besieging eastern Ghouta, a rebel-held area near Damascus.



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