West Peculiar firefighter Chuck McCormick died after falling into the basement of a burning house in January.
Two 13-year-old boys have been arrested on suspicion of starting a blaze at a public library in central California that left a firefighter dead and another missing.
By 2017 the estimate of fire deaths 19% higher than it was in 2012 but comparable to the estimate in 2007.
Flames started in the second-floor trash chute.
The charges carry a maximum total sentence of 70 years — 20 for each of the hate crimes and 10 for the use of fire in a felony.
Witnesses and relatives said the woman's husband, Joe Miles, was rescued from the water with burns.
An hour after the boy and girl were removed, someone reported seeing smoke coming from the house.
Eight people died in a fire that also destroyed 35 boats at a creek marina.
Engine 17 RIT had just re-entered the structure when the second fire fighter was found.
“If it was an electric line, a water line or even a sewer line, the contractor would have been required to contact Dig Safe, and this tragedy would have been prevented,"