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Fruitland volunteer firefighter faces arson charges

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A guilty plea entered by one volunteer firefighter from Fruitland leads to charges against another.

Gordon Schafer entered the plea Monday on a charge of arson, admitting he set fire to a home next to the Fruitland Fire Department in August 2012.

According to court papers, Schafer also agreed to testify against a second firefighter, Christopher Bruce.

Armed with that knowledge, Cape Girardeau County's assistant prosecutor filed an arson charge against Bruce.

There is a warrant out for Bruce's arrest. Authorities did not have him in custody as of late Friday morning.

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