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February 13, 2009

Arsonist charged in Australia, 200 dead

ENVIRONMENT - Authorities charged a man today with lighting one of Australia's deadly wildfires. He was whisked into protective custody amid national fury that arsonists may be to blame in the blazes that left more than 200 people dead.

The man was charged with one count of arson causing death and lighting a wildfire near the town of Churchill, one of hundreds that raged through southeastern Victoria state last weekend. 21 people died in the Churchill fire. Police believe there may be many more arsonists involved.

The suspect's identity was being kept secret for his own safety, should the accusation prove false. The suspect faces a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison for the deadly arson charge, and a maximum of 15 years on the second arson charge.

Police won't say whether the man may have had political motivation for the arson, possibly pyroterrorism.

More than 200 people died and more than 2,000 homes were destroyed in the wildfires.

See Also:
Record Bushfire in Australia kills 84
Australian Drought
Pyroterrorism in California
Climate Change will Effect Economy

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