Media Release: W.Va. State Fire Marshals arrest firefighter in Mercer arson case

1/29/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 29, 2019
W.Va. State Fire Marshals arrest firefighter in Mercer arson case
 
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office today announced the arrest of a Mercer County firefighter on charges he intentionally set fire to a residence.
 
Investigators with the WVSFMO have charged Aaron B. Burkett, 26, with first-degree arson and conspiracy in connection with a fire that occurred at a dwelling on Simmons Avenue on Dec. 7, 2018 in Bramwell, Mercer County.
 
Burkett was arraigned in Mercer County Magistrate Court and released on bond.
 
The arrest was made by Assistant State Fire Marshal R.S. Rodes, with help from the Bramwell Volunteer Fire Department and the Bramwell Police Department. The investigation in Burkett’s case is unrelated to the one that recently resulted in arson arrests in McDowell County.
 
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