Arson (är’sən) is the crime of voluntarily burning the house or property of another person. Burning your own house with a malicious purpose is also considered arson. Finally, the person who commits this crime is called arsonist.
Matthew Cloyd, 20, and Benjamin Moseley and Russell DeBusk, both 19, face a hearing in federal court here today on arson and conspiracy charges. (USAToday.com)
The deadly fire at Angeles National Forest is renewing a push from California lawmakers for a national registry of convicted arsonists. (Houston Chronicle)