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.