2 volunteer Kansas firefighters accused of arson

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Two volunteer firefighters in Kansas are accused of arson in connection to fires in different parts of the state. 

On Wednesday, Jackson County authorities arrested former volunteer firefighter 27-year-old Jacob Grant, of Delia. Sheriff Tim Morse said Grant is suspected of setting a series of grass fires from February 28 to March 10. 

Grant was booked on 13 counts of arson, the Hutch Post reports. 

Jackson County is north of Topeka.

Earlier this month in Trego County, deputies arrested volunteer firefighter Landon Beesley, of Collyer was arrested in connection to hay bale fires on February 12 and a pasture fire on March 10. Both incidents occurred near Collyer, which is about 40 miles west of Hays.

Beesley was charged Wednesday with two counts of arson and has been released on $32,500 bond. 

The Post reports Beesley has been serving as a volunteer firefighter with the Trego County Rural Fire and Rescue Department. He was placed on suspension pending the outcome of the investigation.

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