Category: Forest Fires

When you read a story about arson charges, the last people you expect to see behind bars are the men and women in charge of putting out fires.

Still, that’s what happened in Robeson County. Ten volunteer firefighters have been charged with arson after a year-long investigation into suspicious fires around the woods and abandoned structures.

This surprisingly isn’t the first time that North Carolina firefighters have faced arson accusations. In 2012, five junior volunteer firefighters were charged after lighting up fires “out of boredom.” While no one has been hurt due to [...]