FAIRMONT — Two of the four Fairmont teenagers recently charged with setting multiple fires are now charged with setting another fire that destroyed more than $1,000 worth of wheat straw.
Daniel Leamon Bass, 16, of the 5000 block of Old State Road, and Michael Brandon Britt, 17, of the 7000 block of U.S. 904 East, were charged Wednesday with felony burning personal property, according to sheriff’s Lt. Brian Duckworth.
Duckworth said Bass and Britt set fire to 35 bales of wheat straw on June 10 in the 7500 block of Tobacco Road, Fairmont. The straw belonged to Billy Rouse, of Orrum.
Britt was a junior firefighter with the Whitehouse Volunteer Fire Department, according to Duckworth, but is no longer with the department.
Bass and Britt were charged Nov. 27 with fires that destroyed more than 30 bales of hay, two buildings, including one that was built in 1872, and breaking into the Whitehouse Volunteer Fire Department.
Bass and Britt will make their first court appearance today on the new charges.