TX: Does the Lone Star state have an arson problem?

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April 19, 2011
Christian Science Monitor    
Posted in PND News

"As if lightning, electric sparks, and other accidental ignitions aren't enough to set off what has become the great Texas tinderbox, the historic wildfires that have burned 2,500 square miles have also put more focus on a peculiar culture of casual fire-handling and arson in America's back roads. A majority of the 8,000 fires that have beset the Lone Star State since the start of the year were set by hand, either on purpose or unintentionally, the Texas Forest Service said on Tuesday." (04/19/11)



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