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Volunteer firefighter charged with setting woods fires
Friday, April 6, 2012

SUMTER, SC (WIS) - Arson charges have been filed against a volunteer firefighter who law enforcement officials say intentionally started two woods fires in Sumter County just so he could respond to them.

The Sumter County Sheriff's Office arrested 20-year-old Jordan Wade Baird. Baird is charged with two counts of woods arson from the Forestry Commission and five charges of making false calls/improper use of 911.

The Forestry Commission says Baird set two woods fires in mid-to-late March using a lighter to set fire to pinestraw. The commission goes on to say Baird would then call 911 and respond to the fires on his own.

Baird is currently being held at the Sumter-Lee County Detention Center.

Source: http://www.wistv.com/story/17346415/volunteer-firefighter-charged-with-setting-woods-fires

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