ALBANY, Oregon — A Scio man has been charged with arson in connection with four of five suspicious fires in the Scio area in recent weeks.
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley says 28-year-old Zachary Burghart was arrested Saturday night after fire officials investigated a hay barn fire in the Scio-Jefferson area. Riley says Burghart was staying at the location with a family member.
Burghart is scheduled to appear Monday in Linn County Circuit Court. He is being held in the Linn County Jail, charged with three counts of second-degree arson and reckless burning.
Detectives believe he acted alone when he set four fires in October. He reportedly told detectives he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Information from: Albany Democrat-Herald, http://www.dhonline.com
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