March 4, 2024

Crime

Nineteen-year-old Nathan Nicols faces 5 felony arson expenses in connection to a number of fires reported over the previous two years.

Nathan Nichols, 19, of Weare Courtesy/New Hampshire State Fireplace Marshal

A former New Hampshire firefighter is dealing with a number of arson expenses in two communities inside the previous two years, the New Hampshire Fireplace Marshal’s Workplace introduced Thursday.

Former Bradford firefighter Nathan Nichols, 19, of Weare, was arrested Wednesday on 5 counts of felony-level arson, the Union Chief reported. The arsons allegedly passed off between Could 2022 and September 2023 within the cities of Bradford and Warner, in response to the report.

Two of the blazes had been reported as construction fires, whereas a number of others had been thought-about exterior fires. 

It’s not clear when Nichols was final employed with the Bradford Fireplace Division.

Nichols was launched on a private recognizance bond and is because of be arraigned in Merrimack County Superior Courtroom on Feb. 1, in response to officers.

The fires stay beneath investigation. Ideas might be despatched to the New Hampshire State Fireplace Marshal’s Workplace at 603-223-4289 or by way of e mail at [email protected].