- Associated Press - Monday, October 27, 2014

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A 24-year-old Bozeman man is charged with twice setting fires at a Christian school he once attended.

Investigators say Zachary Silflow got caught after last week’s fire because of surveillance equipment installed after a 2012 fire that caused nearly $3 million in damage.

Silflow appeared in Justice Court on Monday on two felony arson charges and two counts of burglary. Justice of the Peace Bryan Adams set his bail at $500,000. Silflow’s next court appearance is Nov. 7.

Charging documents say Silflow entered Heritage Christian School early last Friday with a 5 gallon gas can and set two fires in the gym. School officials and investigators identified Silflow from surveillance video and he was arrested that afternoon.

Court records say Silflow told investigators he also started the August 2012 fire at the school.


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