Firefighter charged with arson

Friday, September 24, 2010 - 6:18pm

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) - A volunteer firefighter in Texas has been charged with starting two wildfires - including a 2,000-acre blaze that caused severe burns to one of his colleagues.
Kyle Everett Harmon, 26, was charged Thursday with arson, a first-degree felony, in connection with a 2005 blaze in north Texas. He also was charged with a lesser count of arson in connection with a grass fire in Wichita County earlier this week.

Harmon, the son of the Cameron Gardens volunteer fire chief, remained jailed Friday on $1 million bond.
Harmon told authorities he started several grass fires - once because he was bored and knew he'd be called in to fight it. Court documents show that Harmon said he's been feeling shame for years for starting the blaze that injured his friend, who has since recovered.

Information from: Wichita Falls Times Record News:


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