Ex-volunteer firefighter gets 2-4 years for setting 4 fires

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A former volunteer firefighter will serve up to four years in prison for setting fires in Mechanicsburg and Silver Spring Township last year.

Collin M. Miller, 23, of Mechanicsburg, was ordered to serve at least two years for the four fires he started at homes and businesses. His sentencing Tuesday in Cumberland County Court also calls for two years of probation after his release.

Miller was arrested after firefighters saw him walking away from a burning home on Millers Gap Road, and investigators said his distinct shoe prints were found on a basement door that had been kicked in to set the August 2015 fire.

Miller later admitted to the arson and one two days earlier at his own home on North Locust Point Road. He also confessed to setting fire to a vacant home in the 200 block of East Main Street and another that damaged two business in the 1100 block of East Simpson Street, including an auto repair shop where he was once employed.

He told police he set some of the fires for the “adrenaline rush.”

He pleaded guilty in September to four counts of arson and two counts of reckless endangerment.

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