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A 21-year-old alleged eco-terrorist charged with attempting to burn down buildings in three Northern California towns had surveillance videotape of one of the structures.

Investigators raided the home of Ryan Daniel Lewis of Newcastle after attempted firebombings in Lincoln, Auburn and Sutter Creek. The search also turned up accelerants and materials similar to those used in the incendiary devices.

A passage on Lewis´ computer was identical to one in letters to newspapers claiming responsibility on behalf of the Earth Liberation Front for the first two attacks. Authorities say another phrase was from a song Lewis had


The F-B-I says the shadowy E-L-F has caused more than 100 (m)million dollars in damage since 1996.