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Durham, NH, Police Charge Firefighter With Arson

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DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Police in Durham have charged a firefighter with setting five fires in one morning.

Deputy Police Chief Rene Kelley says 22-year-old Gregory Potter, a Peterborough firefighter, set the fires on Feb. 2 in five off-campus student apartments. No one was hurt but one building burned to the ground and three people sleeping in one building were forced to escape.

Police offered a $3,000 reward during the seven-month investigation.

Potter is charged with arson, criminal mischief and falsifying evidence, for deleting six photos from his cell phone. He was arrested Monday.

He was jailed on $100,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in the 7th Circuit Court.

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