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    (Salt Lake City-AP) -- Federal charges were filed today against
    a homeless man who told authorities he started a wildfire so he
    could get arrested and have shelter.
    Heinz Josef Bruhl is charged with a felony for malicious
    destruction of United States property for starting the fire on July
    tenth that went on to burn one-thousand, 935 acres east of
    Farmington.
    At one point, the blaze forced the evacuation of several homes.
    The fire burned scorched U-S Forest Service land owned by the U-S
    Department of Agriculture.
    The federal charges carry a penalty of five to 20 years in
    prison.

    (Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Federal charges were filed Monday against
    a homeless man who told authorities he started a wildfire so he
    could get arrested and have shelter.
    Heinz Josef Bruhl, 33, is charged with a felony for malicious
    destruction of United States property for starting the fire on July
    10 that went on to burn 1,935 acres east of Farmington.
    At one point, the blaze forced the evacuation of several homes.
    The fire burned scorched U.S. Forest Service land owned by the U.S.
    Department of Agriculture.
    The federal charges carry a penalty of 5 to 20 years in prison.
    He was previously charged in state court with
    Bruhl also was charged Friday with causing a catastrophe, and he
    is to be arraigned July 28 before 2nd District Judge Michael
    Allphin.
    Bruhl was found walking down a dirt road from where the fire had
    started, according to charging documents. When approached by a
    Farmington police officer, Bruhl "raised his hands in the air and
    indicated that he had started and was responsible for the fire,"
    according to the charges.
    "Bruhl indicated that he suffered from schizophrenia and that
    he started the fire because he wanted to go to prison so that he
    would have a place to live," according to court documents.
    Bruhl is scheduled for an initial appearance before Magistrate
    Judge Samuel Alba Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.

    (Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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