North Dakota firefighter accused of setting numerous fires

A volunteer firefighter is accused of setting several separate fires in southern North Dakota.

KXMB-TV reports that John Iszler, a volunteer for the Elgin Fire Department, is charged with three counts of endangering by fire or explosion and one charge of criminal mischief.

Authorities say Iszler admitted to starting a major fire at Dakota Farm Equipment in Elgin on New Year's Eve, as well as setting three grass fires and burning down a garage and apartment building. The fires were allegedly started and accelerated with aerosol cleaner.

Iszler told investigators he was stressed out over a person calling and texting him. His first court appearance is scheduled later this month.

A phone number for Iszler could not be found. Grant County court documents do not list an attorney for him.