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UPDATE: Former HEMSI employee accused of burning ambulance station, may be linked to other crimes elsewhere

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MONROVIA, Ala. (WHNT)--  A former HEMSI employee is accused of arson after fire destroyed a HEMSI ambulance station.

It happened over the weekend, on Saturday morning. The facility was used for ambulance response to the Harvest and Monrovia areas.

Tuesday afternoon, the Madison County Sheriff's Office confirmed they have made an arrest in the case. Eric Hall is accused of burglary in the third degree, two counts of unlawful breaking and entering into a vehicle, and arson in the second degree.

HEMSI employees confirmed he is a former employee of the ambulance service and his employment was terminated in February of 2014.

WHNT News 19 also learned Hall worked for a time at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center last year as a temporary employee. We have also learned through sources that Hall worked for the now closed Decatur Emergency Medical Services Inc. and for an EMS service in Mississippi.

Hall is in jail on $65,000 bond.

Deputies said it's possible Hall is responsible for similar crimes in other areas. We have learned investigators in Morgan and Limestone Counties are working on that part of the investigation.

HEMSI Reviews Security Following Fire

Wednesday afternoon, HEMSI CEO Jon Howell confirmed his organization asked local law enforcement agencies to step up patrols near their ambulance bays around Madison County. HEMSI is also reviewing security at each location, Howell said.

HEMSI officials confirm they are already working on plans to replace the Monrovia area ambulance outpost. Until a new building can be found or built though, HEMSI is sharing space with the local volunteer fire department in the area.