Junior volunteer firefighter in Marshall County charged with multiple counts of arson

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GRANT, Ala. (WHNT) – A Junior Volunteer Firefighter in Grant was arrested Thursday on several charges, including multiple counts of arson.  The suspect’s name is not being released due to the person’s age.

Grant Police Chief Mike Burgess said the arrest came about through the State Fire Marshal and Marshall County’s investigative division.  He did not release specific details on which arsons the suspect was involved with.

Officers are still looking at other recent fires in the area, too.

Chief Burgess said members of the Grant Fire Department were made aware of the junior volunteer firefighter’s involvement, and they contacted law enforcement and cooperated fully with the investigation.

“The actions of this one individual do not reflect on the Grant Fire Department or any of the other firemen,” said Chief Burgess. “Our firemen are volunteers that work hard to support their families and then volunteer their free time to serve this community. The actions of one individual should not tarnish the
good work that is being done by the Grant Fire Department.”