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January 1, 2000 | Associated Press
A radical environmentalist group has claimed responsibility for a Christmas Day fire that destroyed a Boise Cascade timberland management center. An Earth Liberation Front communique contended that Boise Cascade has been active in deforestation in the Northwest. No one was injured in the fire that destroyed the 8,000-square-foot building. The group has also claimed responsibility for a $12-million fire at the Vail Resort in Colorado in 1998.
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January 1, 2000 | Associated Press
A radical environmentalist group has claimed responsibility for a Christmas Day fire that destroyed a Boise Cascade timberland management center. An Earth Liberation Front communique contended that Boise Cascade has been active in deforestation in the Northwest. No one was injured in the fire that destroyed the 8,000-square-foot building. The group has also claimed responsibility for a $12-million fire at the Vail Resort in Colorado in 1998.
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June 21, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An arson attack destroyed the sanctuary of a predominantly black church in Portland, Ore., the first such fire in the Northwest since national attention focused on a wave of burnings across the South. Investigators refused to speculate on whether the blaze at Immanuel Christian Fellowship was racially motivated, or a copycat of the 40 or so fires at churches in the South since January 1995.
NEWS
January 18, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
An underground group of environmental activists claimed responsibility for a fire at the U.S. Forest Industries headquarters in Medford, Ore., that caused $500,000 in damage. In a fax, the Earth Liberation Front said the Dec. 26 fire was "in retribution for all the wild forests and animals lost to feed the wallets of greedy" corporations. The office that burned was headquarters for four mills--a White City veneer mill, a Grants Pass plywood mill, a Colorado stud mill and a Florida sawmill.
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January 18, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
An underground group of environmental activists claimed responsibility for a fire at the U.S. Forest Industries headquarters in Medford, Ore., that caused $500,000 in damage. In a fax, the Earth Liberation Front said the Dec. 26 fire was "in retribution for all the wild forests and animals lost to feed the wallets of greedy" corporations. The office that burned was headquarters for four mills--a White City veneer mill, a Grants Pass plywood mill, a Colorado stud mill and a Florida sawmill.
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August 22, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A state judge found a 12-year-old boy criminally responsible for setting an apartment-house fire that killed eight Mexican immigrants last year. Ray DeFord, who was initially considered a hero of the fire, was found criminally responsible for one count of arson and eight counts each of felony murder and criminally negligent homicide. Deford first said he discovered the fire when his pet rats began squealing, but he later became a suspect. He showed little reaction to the verdict.
NEWS
August 22, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A state judge found a 12-year-old boy criminally responsible for setting an apartment-house fire that killed eight Mexican immigrants last year. Ray DeFord, who was initially considered a hero of the fire, was found criminally responsible for one count of arson and eight counts each of felony murder and criminally negligent homicide. Deford first said he discovered the fire when his pet rats began squealing, but he later became a suspect. He showed little reaction to the verdict.
NEWS
June 21, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An arson attack destroyed the sanctuary of a predominantly black church in Portland, Ore., the first such fire in the Northwest since national attention focused on a wave of burnings across the South. Investigators refused to speculate on whether the blaze at Immanuel Christian Fellowship was racially motivated, or a copycat of the 40 or so fires at churches in the South since January 1995.
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