The flawed science that helped convict a Tennessee man of murder.
In 2004, Cameron Todd Willingham was executed for starting a fire that killed his three daughters. The case hinged on the testimony of a jailhouse informant named Johnny E. Webb. Today, Webb says he lied.
Previously: "Trial By Fire," David Grann's 2009 article on the Willingham case.
Thomas Sweatt torched D.C. for decades and was finally jailed for killing one person. During a year-long correspondence from prison with a reporter, he confessed there were more.
Serial arson in rural Virginia: a love story.
Previously: The Longorm Guide to Fire.
On Lucille Miller, who in San Bernadino in 1964 was convicted of burning her husband to death in his Volkswagen.
For 18 months, Coatesville, Penn., was besieged with an improbable number of arsons. But who started the fires – and why?
Early last year, 10 churches were torched in East Texas. The culprits? Two Baptist teens having a crisis of faith.