Former Mechanicsburg firefighter pleads guilty in arson spree

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A former Mechanicsburg volunteer firefighter accused in an arson spree last year has pleaded guilty to several charges.

Collin Miller pleaded guilty this week to four counts of arson and two counts of recklessly endangering another person. Several other charges against him were dismissed.

Of the four arson cases the 23-year-old was accused in, one of them was at D&S Auto in Mechanicsburg, where Miller was once employed.

Co-owner Daniel Haas told ABC27 in August of last year, “This is not Collin, it is not a person I employed.”

Flames at the auto body shop also spread to the A-1 Food Mart next door.

Miller was interviewed by police after he was seen walking on Millers Gap Road in Silver Spring Township by firefighters responding to a fire at a vacant home.

The building on Millers Gap Road was the second vacant home Miller was accused of setting fire to. The other was a historic home on East Main Street in Mechanicsburg that was under consideration for renovation by the owner.

Miller is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 22.

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