Eco Terrorism? Luxury Homes In Arizona Torched

A 49-year old marketing consultant is arrested for a string of fires targeting luxury homes in Arizona.
July 13, 2001, 10am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"...Four brand-new houses in the Catalina Foothills north of Tucson sit blackened in total or partial ruin. On June 12, shortly after midnight, an arsonist torched the 5,000- to 8,000-square-foot vacant structures, causing $2 million in damage. Phoenix has experienced 11 such arsons of trophy homes during the last three years, and the Tucson fires followed a similar pattern. In Tucson, as in Phoenix, a graffiti signature - CSP, or Coalition to Save the Preserves - was found near the homesites."

Thanks to The Practice of New Urbanism

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Published on Monday, July 2, 2001 in High Country News


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