Prosecutors want to fine 2 firefightersThe Associated Press | October 04,2013BENNINGTON - The state says it plans to fine two Bennington Rural firefighters for their part in lighting a camper on fire.
Both were at an annual "Mudder's day" mud-bogging event in May. In the finale, a camper was set on fire while a vehicle drove through it. It was seen on YouTube, where members of the department could be seen putting out the fire.
The firefighters, 28-year-old Ryan Nystrom and 35-year-old Roger Hughes, told the Bennington Banner they were the ones who set the fire, believing any permits necessary were in place.
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