Local & Regional
Sun August 14, 2011
Fire Fighter Suspected of Arson
Pawhuska, OK – Firefighter charged with blaze where remains found
(Information in the following story is from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com)
PAWHUSKA, Okla. (AP) A firefighter in Osage County is accused of igniting a fire where a person's remains were found later.
The Tulsa World reports that Dustin Koelliker faces felony charges of first-degree arson and endangering human life during arson. Authorities charge that Koelliker started a fire Aug. 4 that destroyed one home and damaged another near Prue, northwest of Tulsa.
Investigators would find the remains of an unknown person inside a bus that was also burned. Samples from the remains are being tested for a DNA match.
Koelliker isn't accused of being involved in the person's death.
The 39-year-old has been fired by the Sand Creek fire department.