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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Butte County Volunteer Firefighter Charged In 6 Arson Blazes

OROVILLE -- A Butte County volunteer firefighter has been charged with setting a series of fires that damaged a historic inn and two other local landmarks.

Fire Chief George Morris said 31-year-old Jiro Perkins-Grubbs was arrested Tuesday night by Cal-Fire officials who helped investigate the arsons at the Lovelock Inn, De Sabla Market and old Magalia train depot.

Morris says Jiro Perkins-Grubbs also has been charged with setting three wildland fires dating back to July.

Perkins-Grubbs is being held at the Butte County jail on $700,000 bail. A jail official did not know if he had retained a lawyer.

Morris called any arson reprehensible, but that Perkins Grubb's alleged crimes were compounded by his association with the fire department.

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