Volunteer firefighter arrested for arson

By WEEK Producer

April 17, 2014 Updated Apr 17, 2014 at 9:19 PM CDT

WILLIAMSFIELD, Ill. – The Knox County Sheriff’s Department has arrested a volunteer firefighter in connection with a series of arsons.

All of the fires involved hay bales and grass fields in the Williamsfield area.

On Wednesday, officers arrested Blake Walsh, 24. He is a volunteer firefighter with the Williamsfield Fire Department.

Walsh is charged with arson and is being held in the Knox County Jail on $50,000 bond.

Galesburg Police are also working to determine if Walsh was involved in two dumpster fires that were also arson.

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