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Follow Up on California Wildland Arson Case

Earlier this week, we covered the case of US Forest Service firefighter Daniel Mariano Madrigal, who was charged in state court with arson for setting a wildland fire on July 25, 2010. Madrigal’s attorney, Salvador Silva, admitted that his client ...

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Wildland Arson or Accidental Fire in California

Today’s burning question: I’m a wildland firefighter and I accidentally started a fire when the cigarette I was smoking burned me and I tossed it. Can I be charged with arson? Firefighter Daniel Mariano Madrigal goes on trial today in ...

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