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Former Firefighter Convicted of Setting 5 Fires

Gregory Potter of Peterborough, NH, awaits sentencing

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    Former Firefighter Convicted of Setting 5 Fires
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    A fire truck races to an emergency call.

    A former firefighter has been convicted of setting five fires one morning in Durham, New Hampshire.

    Police said the fires were set in February 2013 in four off-campus apartments rented by University of New Hampshire students and in an apartment attached to a private residence. No one was hurt, but one building burned to the ground and three people sleeping in another building escaped.

    Gregory Potter of Peterborough was convicted Tuesday of five counts of arson and three counts of criminal mischief. The 23-year-old Potter was an on-call firefighter and EMT. He resigned in April 2013.

    Potter's lawyers say his constitutional rights were violated during the investigation.

    He awaits sentencing.

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