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Columbus County Firefighter Charged With Setting Wildfires

Posted June 4, 2005

— A Columbus County firefighter has been charged with setting fires instead of fighting them, the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources said.

Thirty-five-year-old Rex Hinson is accused of setting three fires in the Green Swamp, in Columbus County.

Two of the wildfires were set on April 15 and a third was set 10 days later.

The fires scorched about 60 acres of woodland.

No homes or structures were damaged.


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