2 Md. vol. firefighters face arson charges

Investigators are looking into whether the pair was involved in at least three other intentional blazes

Associated Press

CUMBERLAND, Md. — A spokesman for the Maryland state fire marshal's office says two men facing arson charges in Cumberland are both volunteer firefighters.

Kevin Leslie VanMeter and Zachary Canaan Plummer are charged with arson and malicious burning, and investigators say they're looking into whether the men were involved in at least three other intentionally-set fires at other vacant dwellings in the city.

The two men each posted bond and have been granted pretrial release. Online court records don't list a lawyer for either man.

Bruce Bouch tells the Cumberland Times-News that Zachary Plummer and Kevin Leslie VanMeter are volunteer firefighters. Plummer volunteered with the District 16 volunteer fire department, while VanMeter was associated with the Rawlings volunteer fire department.

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