A 17-year-old volunteer firefighter was charged with arson in Chesterfield County Wednesday night.
According to the Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office, 17-year-old Christian Hargett was charged with second-degree arson. He is a volunteer firefighter at High Point Fire Department.
According to Sheriff Jay Brooks, an unoccupied house was on fire Wednesday afternoon in the Jefferson area of Chesterfield County.
The fire department called in the SLED arson team to investigate.
Brooks said Hargett admitted to causing another fire unrelated to Wednesday’s fire in Jefferson.
He was charged with malicious injury to personal property in that case.
Law enforcement officials are continuing to investigate other suspicious fires in the county to determine if Hargett was involved in any of those.
No further information was released.
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