Arson

crime of willfully and maliciously setting fire to property

Arson is a crime. When someone deliberately sets fire to a building, vehicle, etc. they do not own and they want to cause damage, it is called arson. A person who commits arson is an arsonist. Arsonists usually use gasoline or kerosene to start a fire.

The Skyline Parkway Motel in Afton, Virginia after an arson fire on July 9, 2004.