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  • Seattle Arsonist Martin Pang on the hook for nearly $3M in restitution, other legal costs
    Martin Pang, the arsonist who set the deadliest blaze in the Seattle Fire Department’s history, will have to pay nearly $3 million in restitution and other legal costs when he’s released from prison, according to an opinion published Tuesday by the state Court of Appeals. Pang, who is serving a 35-year prison sentence for setting a massive warehouse fire in January 1995 that killed four firefighters in the Chinatown International District, filed a motion in King County Superior Court in August 2015 seeking relief from his legal financial obligations, known as LFOs.
    - PUB DATE: 1/19/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Seattle Times
  • Audit says former Utah fire authority leaders misued funds; criminal probes recommended
    Unified Fire Authority officials should seek criminal investigations of their former chief and deputy chief for a dozen potential violations and attempt to get half a million dollars in reimbursement from them and three other former fire department administrators, said two state audits released Wednesday.
    - PUB DATE: 1/19/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Salt Lake Tribune
  • At least 30 Iranian firefighters killed, dozens injured after high-rise tower catches fire and collapses
    A high-rise building in Tehran engulfed by a fire collapsed on Thursday, killing at least 30 firefighters and injuring some 75 people, state media reported. The disaster struck the Plasco building, an iconic structure in central Tehran just north of the capital's sprawling bazaar. Iran's state-run Press TV announced the firefighters' deaths, without giving a source for the information.
    - PUB DATE: 1/19/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New York Daily News
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