Junior firefighter charged with arson

The 16-year-old admitted to deputies that he set three homes, a business and a wooded area on fire


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ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. — An Upstate teenager, who is a volunteer firefighter, was charged after he admitted to deputies that he set fire to three homes, a business and a wooded area, according to authorities. 

Dylan Cole Mathews, 17, is charged with three counts of third-degree arson and one count of willfully burning lands of another, according to arrest warrants. 

Anderson County Fire Chief Jimmy Sutherland confirmed Mathews was a volunteer firefighter. He said he was part of the Junior Firefighter Program and has been dismissed from the program. 

Full story: Teen volunteer firefighter admits to setting home on fire, authorties say

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