D.C. man charged in large 2007 Minnesota wildfire kills self
A Washington, D.C., man charged with starting one of the largest forest fires in Minnesota history was found dead Tuesday of an apparent suicide at his home.
Stephen George Posniak, 64, was indicted in October for allegedly starting the Ham Lake fire, which did substantial damage in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. He pleaded not guilty to the charges last month in U.S. District Court in Duluth.
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