September 23, 2014
A federal grand jury indicted a BLM firefighter Thursday on federal arson charges. 34-year-old Mark E. Morgan is accused of setting the fires in August in Lander County about 170 miles east of Reno.
The three fires were located near Austin. One of the fires burned 10 acres, one 13 acres and the third, 547 acres.
Morgan faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine on
each count if convicted. Morgan has made arrangements to turn himself into federal authorities Monday before he is scheduled to make an initial appearance in federal court in Reno.