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Vermont firefighter sentenced in arson case

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NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) - A volunteer firefighter charged with setting fire to the Albany Fire Department has been sentenced to four to six years in jail.

Elmer James Joerg, 46, of Holland, pleaded no contest to second-degree arson and a misdemeanor count of reckless endangerment in April.

Authorities say last August Joerg, who was a member of the Albany Fire Department, set fire to a fire truck that quickly spread to the fire department building.

The Caledonian Record reports that the county prosecutor says Joerg was convicted of arson in New Jersey in 1987 and other criminal offenses in Vermont and Rhode Island.

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