Category Archives: Fires and Arson

December 13, 2017

Officials: L.A. Fire Caused by Homeless People Cooking near 405 Freeway

Officials said Tuesday afternoon that the Skirball fire was likely caused by homeless people cooking in an encampment near the 405 Freeway, which was shut down by the blaze last Wednesday.

The Los Angeles Times, quoting Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Peter Sanders, said that the fire originated in “a camp along Sepulveda Boulevard where it passes under the 405 Freeway.”

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Investigators who inspected the encampment found evidence that people had been cooking and sleeping in the area but did not find anyone there, Sanders said. The department has no suspects, he said.

Officials said the size of the encampment where the blaze started was hard to determine because the area was burned.

“By the time investigators got there everyone was gone,” Peter Sanders, the Los Angeles Fire Department communications director, said.

Almost all the physical evidence at the scene was consumed by the blaze, he added. Investigators were able to eliminate arson as a cause based on was left of the encampment and place of origin of the flames, he added.

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December 5, 2017

The Left Sets Honduras on Fire

Socialists rampage through the country after an apparent election loss.

Hillary Clinton’s favorite Central American was back in the news this week, as Honduras painstakingly counted ballots in front of international observers and tried to discern, with utmost transparency, the winner of the Nov. 26 presidential election.

Amid the tension, left-wing candidate Salvador Nasralla cried fraud and called for an uprising. Soon, like a bad centavo, pro-Chávez Honduran former President Manuel Zelaya turned up in the midst of one angry mob.

Recall that in 2009 Mr. Zelaya was kicked out of the country, with the support of his own party, for violating the constitution. Mrs. Clinton, who was then secretary of state, tried and failed to force Honduras to take Mr. Zelaya back. Last week he was seen again, wearing his signature cowboy hat and leading a bunch of hooligans trying to break into the warehouse where the electoral authorities had stored ballots and tally sheets from around the country for counting. The raid did not succeed, but the incident captured the spirit of Zelaya-Nasralla politics.

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October 17, 2017

ICE Detainer Issued for Suspected Wine Country Arsonist in Sonoma Jail

The U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) issued a detainer request on the Sonoma County Jail for Jesus Fabian Gonzalez, who was arrested Sunday on suspicion of arson in Wine Country fires that have killed at least 40 residents.

Breitbart News reported earlier this week that Sonoma County Sheriffs had arrested Jesus Fabian Gonzalez, 29, at Maxwell Regional Park in Sonoma County after a series of reports of ongoing fires in the region. Mr. Gonzalez was observed around 3:00 p.m. PDT wearing a jacket and walking “out of the creek area and a plume of smoke behind him,” according to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.

Mr. Gonzalez, who is homeless and reportedly known by law enforcement to have been living under a nearby bridge, claimed he was cold and had lit the fire to stay warm. But it was a balmy 78 degrees when he and the plume of smoke were first observed.

Mr. Gonzalez was booked into the Sonoma County Jail for suspicion of felony arson. His bail was set at a steep $110,000, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff Public Information Officer.

Sargent Spencer Crum told Breitbart that Mr. Gonzalez is also on a U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) detainer request, despite Sonoma County declaring itself as a “sanctuary county” in May 2014. The county only cooperates with “ICE holds” if the prisoner has been convicted of a felony or any misdemeanor offence that falls within the Trust Act within the last five years. Mr. Gonzalez’s immigration status has not yet been announced.

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October 13, 2017

PG&E power lines linked to Wine Country fires

PG&E and other large utilities in California have a long history of being found responsible for major wildfires because of inadequate maintenance of their power lines.

As the first reports came in Sunday night of numerous fires that would grow into one of the most destructive wildfire disasters in California history, emergency dispatchers in Sonoma County received multiple calls of power lines falling down and electrical transformers exploding.

In all, according to a review of emergency radio traffic by the Bay Area News Group, Sonoma County dispatchers sent out fire crews to at least 10 different locations across the county over a 90-minute period starting at 9:22 pm to respond to 911 calls and other reports of sparking wires and problems with the county’s electrical system amid high winds.

State fire officials said Tuesday that they are still investigating the cause of the blazes, which as of late Tuesday had killed 17 people and destroyed more than 2,000 homes in Sonoma, Napa and other Northern California counties.

But the reports of the power equipment failures began to turn the spotlight on PG&E, the giant San Francisco-based utility, raising questions about how well it maintained its equipment in the area and whether it adequately cut back trees from power lines to reduce fire risk — as required by state law.

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September 12, 2017

Sweden Tolerates Violence Against Native Residents

Migrants in Sweden attack firemen in no-go zones during suspected arson blazes, show pattern of attacking paramedics and police as well.

At some point one would think the Swedish government would consider deporting the violent criminals they foolishly invited into their country, at least after they demonstrated beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are in fact violent criminals and not sad, victimized refugees. But holding middle eastern and African people equally accountable for their actions, with equal expectations in terms of behavioral capacity? Clearly that must be racist. The enlightened Swedish government, whose officials no doubt have carefully avoided the attacks they subject their emergency services and civilians to on a regular basis, knows full well that brown people just savages by nature who can’t be expected to do things like obey the law or assimilate. Responsibility is a whites-only deal in their eyes.

On September 9th in the Swedish city of Malmö, firefighters were forcibly prevented from doing their jobs by bottle-wielding migrant thugs. Said migrants, apparently, were offended that Swedes had dared to enter “their territory” in the nation that adopted them out of charity.

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January 4, 2017

France Claims ‘No Incident’ After 1,000 Cars Torched on New Year’s Eve (Video)

French authorities have been accused of a cover-up after claiming New Year’s Eve “went off without any major incident” despite more than 1,000 cars being torched in arson attacks.

Police also arrested 454 people during the night, 301 of whom were taken into custody.

The phenomenon of torching cars at the end of the year is a “tradition” in France, with different departments and suburbs of the capital, Paris, competing to cause the most destruction.

The practice is thought to have begun in the 1990s in Strasbourg’s deprived, high-immigrant districts, which quickly spread to other poor areas.

According to the French interior ministry, a total of 945 cars were either “totally destroyed” or “more lightly affected” by the attacks, amounting to a 17 per cent rise on last year.

However, for the first time, the ministry initially chose to release only the number of cars (650) “set on fire”, rather than those destroyed by fire, allowing them to claim there had been a fall.

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December 11, 2016

Refugees housed by YOUR CASH have ‘burnt down homes, attacked staff and grown drugs’

Asylum seekers housed by the taxpayer have trashed and burnt down the properties and attacked or abused support staff employed to look after them, without facing any punishment, it has been claimed.

G4S, one of three companies hired by the Home Office under the COMPASS contract to house asylum seekers across the UK, has told of an increased number of attacks on its staff by refugees in 2016 – a year that also saw the number of refugees it has housed rise by 13 per cent due to increased immigration and more arrivals from Syria.

G4S is currently housing 18,639 asylum seekers and says only a minority are causing the serious problems.

The news comes as the Home Office announced last night it has ordered asylum accommodation providers to improve and increase their stock to meet an increase in demand, with record numbers expected to arrive next year.

Ministers want those who arrive in the UK, many illegally, put up in more “suitable properties” while their claims are processed.

The move could see Britain’s asylum bill, currently costing taxpayers £546.8million a year – or £1.5million a day – rocket.

G4S revealed the arson and assault problem in written evidence to an ongoing Home Affairs Select Committee inquiry into the standard of asylum seeker accommodation funded by taxpayers.

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October 27, 2016

$61 Million Fire Started By Illegal Alien From Sanctuary City

A raging forest fire that destroyed 29,000 acres of beautiful landscape, took six weeks to contain, and cost the state of California over $61 million was all started by an illegal alien from a sanctuary city.

Angel Gilberto Garcia-Avalos pleaded guilty last month and was sentenced to 13 months in prison for starting the fire in the Sequoia National Forest on August 16, now famously known as the Cedar Fire.

A citizen of Michoacán, Mexico, Garcia-Avalos had previously been deported five times in just the past four years and already had a criminal record in the U.S., including driving without a license, attempted burglary and felony weapons charges.

At the time he caused the forest fire, he had just been released from the Kern County Jail, and would have been deported again if not for the California town’s new sanctuary city law, which prohibited the sheriff from notifying federal agents that an illegal criminal was being turned loose on the streets.

The day the fire started, Garcia-Avalos, who had his 4-year-old son with him, pulled off the road in his Nissan SUV and got the vehicle stuck. The heat from the SUV’s muffler and catalytic converter lit the dry grass on fire underneath the vehicle. Garcia-Avalos then took off on foot with his son, and when area ranchers saw him walking and stopped to question him, he lied, saying this car had been stolen, and declined their offer for a ride.

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October 16, 2016

GOP Office Firebombed

There is breaking news out of Charlotte, NC. Police are investigating what appears to be a firebombing of the GOP office in Orange County.

Hillsborough police are investigating the apparent weekend firebombing of the Orange County Republican headquarters, an incident that one GOP official called an act of “political terrorism.”

Police say the incident occurred when a bottle of flammable liquid was thrown through the front window of the office on Ja-Max Dr.

The words, “Nazi Republicans get out of town or else” were spray painted on the side of an adjacent building.

“This highly disturbing act goes far beyond vandalizing property; it willfully threatens our community’s safety via fire, and its hateful message undermines decency, respect and integrity in civic participation,” Hillsborough Mayor Tom Stevens said in a statement. “Acts like this have no place in our community.”

Orange County, home to the University of North Carolina in nearby Chapel Hill, is overwhelmingly Democratic. Democrats and independents outnumber Republicans 5-1.

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October 6, 2016

Illegal immigrant charged with murder in California fire had prior arrests, was never deported

Sanchez was in some kind of fight with the others and lit the fire with the intent to kill, Los Angeles Police Capt. Billy Hayes said.

The suspect charged with murder in connection with a vacant building fire in Los Angeles was in the United States illegally and had a string of arrests to his name — but the feds never deported him, officials said Friday.

Johnny Sanchez, a 21-year-old citizen of Honduras, was initially arrested in 2012 for crossing the southeastern California border illegally, the Los Angeles Times reported. Authorities said they released him because he had no criminal history or previous immigration violations at the time.

He was arrested again in January on suspicion of domestic violence and twice in the ensuing months on suspicion of drug possession, officials said.

After he crossed the border, authorities reportedly placed him under supervision and ordered Sanchez to report to them regularly — but he stopped doing so in 2014, the Times adds.

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