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Long Island firefighter accused of setting fires

August 20, 2018

BETHPAGE, N.Y. (AP) — A firefighter has been arrested on arson charges in connection with a spate of fires in Bethpage, Long Island.

Nassau County police say 20-year-old Christopher Cordeiro is to be arraigned on Monday in First District Court in Hempstead. Information on his lawyer wasn’t immediately available.

Police say Cordeiro is a member of the Bethpage Fire Department. They say he used a Molotov cocktail to set fire to a sump in June last year. He’s also accused of setting fires to a dumpster in March and an abandoned house, a wooded area and a shed in August. No injuries were reported.

Police say Cordeiro was arrested at the Bethpage fire house.

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