Firefighters Charged With Setting Fires Intentionally

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

Two men trusted with keeping the public safe are now on the other side of the law.

Two volunteer firefighters are charged with setting several fires.

The Nash County Sheriff's Office charged Stanhope Volunteer Firefighters 23 year old Christopher Lee Averette and 20 year old Christopher Finch with burning abandoned buildings since April of last year.

Averette is charged with setting four buildings on fire. His bond was forty thousand dollars.

Finch is charged with setting one building on fire, an abandoned farmhouse. His bond was 10-thousand dollars. Both suspects have posted bond.

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