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Now, he's barely even human. Six years ago, my sister and I were at school, and our house caught fire. Eleven people were trapped inside. He was the only survivor.
— Derek in Magic Bullet

The Hale House fire was an event that took place in late 2004 or early 2005, six years prior to the Teen Wolf series premiere. It was a tragic event orchestrated by the Werewolf Hunter Kate Argent and nearly a dozen co-conspirators, and the fire that resulted led to the death of what was originally believed to be eight members of the Hale Family; however, it was later revealed that Cora Hale survived the fire without injury and escaped Beacon Hills before traveling down to South America.


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A fire that nearly burned me alive. Six years in a coma-- do you know what that's like for one of us?
— Peter Hale in Time of Death

Once Kate had obtained the information she needed, she tasked Reddick and Unger with starting the fire after learning how to cover their tracks. In the aftermath of the fire, Garrison Myers was the insurance investigator who knowingly ruled the fire an accident rather than arson. In early 2011, Adrian Harris admitted to Sheriff Stilinski that, while drinking at a bar, he had a conversation with a woman who was interested in his work; during their conversation, he inadvertently gave her information on how to get away with numerous criminal acts, including how to make an arson look like an accident. He then drew Stilinski a picture of the necklace that that Kate was wearing in order to help him identify the woman, since Harris had not learned her name during this encounter. A short time afterward, when the Sheriff found Kate's dead body in the ruins of the Hale House after she was killed by Peter Hale, he noticed that she was wearing the pendant Harris had described and posthumously named Kate the true arsonist in the Hale House fire.


Peter Hale later got his revenge on Kate Argent by slashing her throat for killing his family. Kate, however, does not die, instead being turned into a Werejaguar.


It was originally believed by the Beacon County Sheriff's Department that the fire was caused by an electrical malfunction, but even back then, there was a suspicion of arson. The conspirators of the burning of the Hale House consisted of Kate Argent, Reddick and Unger, Garrison Meyers, an unnamed Video 2*C employee and Adrian Harris. Kate Argent was the mastermind behind the plan to destroy the Hale Family in the fire. Her plan began with her relationship with Derek Hale, who was then only a teenager; she used him and their secret relationship in order to get information on the family and their behavior.



  • Kate Argent (organizer)
  • Garrison Myers (cover; indirectly)
  • Reddick (perpetrator)
  • Unger (perpetrator)
  • Adrian Harris (informant; indirectly)
  • Unnamed Video 2*C Employee


  • Peter Hale (comatose)
  • Talia Hale (fatality)
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See also: Category:Hale Fire Victims


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