Four volunteer firefighters from Logan County, West Virginia have been arrested on arson charges. The three adults and one juvenile, along with two non-firefighters, were charged in connection with several fires in the Buffalo Creek area that occurred last spring.
Channel 8 News in Charleston (Eyewitness News) quoted Deputy Fire Marshal Reed Cook as saying that there have been 40 firefighter-arson arrests in West Virginia so far this year. The cases have sparked a backlash by firefighters who are angry and upset that all firefighters in the state are being unfairly cast. However, Channel 13 News is quoting State Fire Marshal Sterling Lewis as guaranteeing more arrests by year's end.