UPDATE: Orangeville Firefighter Accused of Setting Several Fires in April


UPDATE (4/26/16): The Orangeville Fire Department has released additional information on the arrest of a former firefighter for arson.

The Department says from April 5th to April 19th, Orangeville Fire responded to a total of ten fires; four field fires, one mutual aid request for a structure fire and four structure fires. One of the field fires was accidental, the remaining three field fire and all four structure fires are considered suspicious.

It is not clear which specific fires former firefighter Kenneth Grabow is implicated in. He’s charged with four counts of arson and six counts of criminal damage to property.


A local firefighter is arrested and charged with setting several fires this month in the fire district where he volunteered.

Kenneth Grabow, 20, of Orangeville, was arrested following an investigation by the Stephenson County Sheriff’s Office, Orangeville Fire Department and Illinois State Fire Marshall’s Office.

The arrest comes after several fires in the Orangeville Fire District during the month of April. Grabow was identified as a suspect early on in the investigation. He was  a volunteer fireman with the Orangeville Fire Department. 

He is charged with six counts of criminal damage to property and four counts of arson. He is being held at the Stephenson County Jail.

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