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Prince George's Co. volunteer firefighter arrested for arson in 3 incidents

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Posted at 10:14 PM, Feb 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-16 22:20:48-05

Officials arrested 19-year-old Tyree Torney for allegedly walking into Suitland High School and starting a fire.

Upon investigating the incident, fire investigators say Torney admitted to 2 additional arson incidents dating back to May of 2017. This current incident making it 3 different arson situations.

According to fire officials, Torney stated that he set a bridge on fire in Hyattsville, Maryland on May 2. And in June, he set fire to a home in Upper Marlboro, Maryland that occupied four adults, one infant, and his former girlfriend. 

Torney was a probationary member of the Glen Dale Volunteer Fire Association. Officials confirm that he has been removed from all affiliations and operations with the Fire/EMS Department.