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Ten Robeson County Firefighters Arrested On Arson Charges

Ten volunteer firefighters in Robeson County have been arrested on arson-related charges. They’re accused of setting fires to abandoned buildings and wooded areas. 

Robeson County Sherriff’s Office say the firefighters from Farimont and Orrum fire departments have been setting fires in the county over the last 18 months. Police say there are around 90 arson-related charges in the investigation and more may be forthcoming.

A former corrections officer and a police officer were also arrested in the investigation.