Kentucky Volunteer Facing Arson Charges for Two Fires

A volunteer firefighter in Kentucky is facing charges that he set two recent fires.

Jeffrey Knouse, a member of the Lincoln County Volunteer Fire Department, is being held in Lincoln County Regional Jail on $10,000 bond. The charges were brought by the Kentucky State Police following an investigation that resulted in Knouse confessing.

The fires reportedly occurred on April 12 and May 10. Details about the fires or the degree of arson that Knouse was charged with were not disclosed. Knouse is 20 years old. More on the story.

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.

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