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Firefighter Accused of Setting Home on Fire

A firefighter with the Southern Dallas County Fire Department has been charged by prosecutors with setting fire to a house, then taking a tanker truck to fight the flames.

Daniel Truster is charged with second degree arson.

Investigators say a man who was with Truster on Christmas Eve told them the firefighter mixed gas and degreaser in a bottle and used it to light the fire.

The fire damaged a home in Elkland.

Authorities say Truster called 911 to report the fire, then fought the fire.

No one was hurt.

Truster has been suspended from the department.

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