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Officials suspect the seven attacks on houses of worship in Thurston County, Washington, are meant to “send a message.”
Holden Matthews allegedly set fire to three historically black churches in and around Opelousas this past spring.
A rabbi reported two fires at his home in a Boston suburb. Nearby, a Chabad center was also targeted.
A fire at the Diyanet Mosque was “intentionally set,” a New Haven fire official said.
The Fox Business host suggested French authorities took a “political decision” to rule out arson as the cause of the blaze.
The new charges confirm what police wouldn't initially say: that investigators believe the arsons were motivated by racism.
Holden Matthews has been arrested in connection with fires at three separate black churches in Louisiana.
The son of a local sheriff’s deputy is accused of burning three churches in Louisiana.
No injuries were reported at the Islamic Center of Escondido, police said.
The 22-year-old California man is accused of setting a curtain inside the restaurant on fire.
It remains unclear whether the perpetrator embraced the bogus conspiracy theory that targeted the eatery.
The Cranson fire forced 3,200 people to evacuate as it destroyed five structures and threatened 2,100 homes.
Walter Edward Stolper, 72, has been charged with attempted murder and attempted arson.
Jesper Joergensen, 52, is accused of setting the Spring Fire that has destroyed more than 38,000 acres.
The fire occurred three years after a deadly assault on another kosher market.
“I just thank everyone all across America from the bottom of my heart," Tina Johnson said.
“I am devastated, just devastated,” Tina Johnson told the news site. “We have just the clothes on our backs.”
Some officials are calling for more resources to be directed to the city's rising homeless population in the wake of the fire.