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Vol. firefighter charged with setting fire to restaurant

The Ohio volunteer firefighter turned himself into police


LANCASTER, Ohio — A man turned himself in to police on Thursday after he allegedly set a restaurant on fire during business hours.

According to Lancaster police, Robert Steiner, a volunteer firefighter with Hocking Township, turned himself in to the Fairfield County Municipal Court.

A warrant for Steiner's arrest was issued on Wednesday. He is charged with aggravated arson.

Full story: Volunteer firefighter charged in connection Lancaster restaurant arson

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Wayland Slater Wayland Slater Tuesday, January 29, 2013 1:01:03 PM What was his excuse/reason for starting the fire? Was he bored and wanted some action especially since his probation time was up? I wonder if there were any indictation during his probation that he would be capable of doing something like that? This is the worst type of arsonist. It's like the ultimate betrayal. Firefighters trust and rely on each other, they protect each other. When a FF becomes an arsonist it's like a slap in the face to every FF.

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