Albany (VT) Firefighter Arrested in Firehouse Arson

An arson at the Albany (VT) firehouse early Sunday destroyed equipment and left area residents unprotected, reports wcax.com.

Now, police say they’ve found the arsonist and he’s one of the volunteer firefighters. Police arrested Elmer James Joerg, 45, of Holland, Vt.

Joerg is charged with first-degree arson, a charge he denied in court Thursday. But police say the firefighter and EMT was one of the first on scene Sunday night. According to police, Joerg confessed to setting the fire, telling investigators he has a problem with fire and thinks about setting them often. He went on to say it was an urge he thought he could control, but admitted he is dangerous and wouldn’t have minded dying in this fire.

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