Man Gets Prison for Fire at Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Man said he set a small fire at the ReStore, thinking he could put it out, but was unable to

By Justin Franz

HELENA — A 32-year-old man will serve years in prison for setting fire that caused more than $500,000 in damage to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Helena.

The Independent Record reports that Daniel Boone Boos, of Helena, received a sentence of 20 years in prison with 13 years suspended for felony arson by common scheme. Boos pleaded guilty in April to the charge.

Boos said he set a small fire at the ReStore, thinking he could put it out, but was unable to. Court records say he told investigators he enjoyed starting fires because it gave him a sense of empowerment.

The ReStore takes donated building materials and resells them to fund Habitat for Humanity’s low-income housing projects.

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