A teenage firefighter from northern Arizona was arrested final week in reference to a sequence of latest arson incidents, which the smoke eater allegedly sparked out of “boredom.”
Karson Nutter, 18, of Ash Fork, confessed to setting no less than seven of the eight blazes that befell in Ash Fork and Coconino County beginning on June 15, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office introduced on Friday.
Nutter, a volunteer firefighter with the Ash Fork Fire Department, stated he set the fires out of “boredom, retaliation in opposition to a former employer, [and] chasing a thrill,” police stated.
Four of the arsons have been construction fires, authorities acknowledged. During his confession, Nutter additionally stated that he focused “some deserted properties for being ‘ugly,’” in accordance with police.
Two of the fires Nutter allegedly set in Ash Fork occurred on the native Mobil Station, whereas the extra blazes each went up on the county-owned cemetery.
Authorities stated that the teenager confessed to a few out of the 4 city fires, although they didn’t specify which one he didn’t declare.
Nutter confessed to all 4 Coconino County fires, which embody two deserted properties and a pair of wildfires on Forest Service Road 124.
Nutter was booked on the Yavapai Detention Center shortly after midnight on Friday, inmate data present.
He is at present dealing with three counts of arson to a construction, aggravated felony injury, and 5 counts of false reporting to regulation enforcement, the police assertion learn.
Additional expenses from Coconino County are additionally anticipated.