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Authorities have arrested 10 North Carolina volunteer firefighters and accused them of setting fire to abandoned buildings and woods over two years. Robeson County Sheriff Ken Sealey said in a statement Tuesday the firefighters were from the Fairmont Rural and Orrum fire departments, and were involved in a conspiracy to set the fires.

The sheriff said there are approximately 90 arson-related charges in the investigation with more charges expected. Officials said that hundreds of thousands of dollars were wasted responding to the fires in Robeson County, near the state's border with South Carolina, reports CBS affiliate WNCN.

Sealey said a former Maxton police officer and a N.C. Department of Corrections officer were among those arrested.

Sealey's statement didn't cite a motive. None of those charged have been identified.

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