- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 19, 2020

STANFORD, Ky. (AP) - A volunteer firefighter in Kentucky has been accused of deliberately setting fire to two houses.

Jeffrey “Tyler” Knouse, 19, was arrested after investigators connected him to the fires that were deliberately set in April and May in Lincoln County, Kentucky State Police said in a statement on Monday. Both of the homes were vacant residences, police said.

Knouse is a volunteer firefighter with the Lincoln County Volunteer Fire Department, WKYT-TV reported. He confessed to setting the fires after he was interviewed by investigators, Kentucky State Police told WKYT-TV.

He was charged with two counts of arson and booked into county jail. It was not immediately clear if he had a lawyer who could comment on his behalf.

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