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Thursday, March 19, 2015A fire fighter trainee has been charged with arson after a Cook County Sheriff’s Police investigation found that he set vacant Ford Heights homes on fire, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today.

Kaumain AllenKaumain Allen, 19, of Ford Heights, was charged Wednesday with three counts of arson. He is scheduled to appear for a bond hearing today at the Markham Courthouse.

A Sheriff’s Police patrol officer conducting a premise check on Monday found Allen in the 900 block of E. 15th Street. He identified himself as a member of the Ford Heights Fire Department and told the officer that he was there to retrieve fire department equipment left in the area. It was then learned that the Fire Department did not send him there. Sheriff’s Police detectives were notified for further investigation.

During the course of their investigation, detectives found that Allen, who is a trainee with the Ford Heights Fire Department, set fire to three residences, two in the 1400 block of Congress Lane and one in the 1500 block of Congress Lane, and responded with the Ford Heights Fire Department to extinguish them.

Since October, a total of eleven vacant home fires and two vehicle fires have been reported in Ford Heights. Sheriff Dart asks anyone with information about these fires to call Sheriff’s Police at 708-865-4896.

Sheriff Dart also reminds the public that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty by the government in a court of law.

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