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Fire fighter suspected of several arsons in Central Finland

A middle-age man employed as a part-time fire fighter and ambulance driver is suspected of several arsons over the past few years, including the recent arsons of the Kannonkoski town hall and a nearby nursing home. The damages arising from the fires now under investigation, the police estimate, are in the region of millions of euros.

15.3.2014 8:43

The suspect, who has a handful of prior arson convictions, was detained for probable cause of criminal mischief and two counts of aggravated criminal damage by the District Court of Keski-Suomi on Friday.

The 39-year-old man is believed to have set fire to the Kannonkoski town hall roughly a week ago and to the nearby nursing home Kotipiha in January. In late January, he is also believed to have set fire to a garbage station.

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