Arson is one of the least understood and most succesful crimes available. Clearance rate….2% by arrest. This means 98% of all arsonists get away with it.
In a perfect world, that last paragraph would be enough. WNs would know how to use the information and would study it closely. That it is not enough is a statement on how flawed WN today is.
The Earth Liberation Front or ELF used arson extensively. They were never caught in the act or by investigation. The EFL fell because of the usual mistake – someone inside their group talked. The leading cause of capture for all direct action actions is now internal sabotage.
There are several reasons why arsonists are so difficult to catch. Number one is that fire destroys evidence. Arson leaves no or very few witnesses. The scientific and investigative training is so rigourous that few Americans can endure it, meaning a dearth of competent fire marshalls.
Professional arsonists are called torches and work to defraud insurance companies. Amatuers are called pyros.
Every years the forest fires rage in summer. Rumor is that the drug cartels set a few of them, in order to divert system resources.