Volunteer firefighter arrested for arsons

Jacob Ausloos
Jacob Ausloos (Photo courtesy of Sheboygan County Sheriff's Dept)

SHEBOYGAN – A volunteer firefighter was arrested on suspicion of starting at least three fires, including one at a church, according to Capt. David Adams of the Sheboygan County Sheriff”s Dept.

22-year-old Jacob Ausloos of New Holstein is charged with two counts of arson for starting two fires in the town of Russell:

* On Aug. 5, there was a report of an extinguished fire at St. Paul’s Christian Church, N8903 County Road J. Fire damage was discovered on the outside of the church.

* On Aug. 6, there was a barn fire at W7628 County Road H. Multiple departments responded. The fire was limited to one side of the building.

Ausloos is also suspect in a Calumet County barn fire, the release states.

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