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Former fire chief, volunteer firefighter accused of setting grass fires


(WIBW) - A former fire chief for the Kickapoo volunteer fire department is accused of deliberately setting fires in Brown County.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says Stephan Ramirez, 26, and Arlene Negonsott, 34, both of Horton, were indicted Wednesday on four federal counts of wire fraud.

Prosecutors say Ramirez, who was chief, recruited Negonsott, who was a volunteer firefighters, to set six grass fires on the Kickapoo reservation between July and November 2015.


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