Volunteer firefighter charged with arson in house blaze

April 06, 2001|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A Manchester volunteer firefighter was arrested on arson and other charges early yesterday after a vacant two-story house was broken into and set on fire with gasoline, authorities said.

Joshua Richard Spicer, 18, of the 2900 block of Holland Drive, was charged with second-degree arson, second-degree malicious burning, fourth-degree burglary and reckless endangerment, officials said.

He was the first member of the Manchester Fire Department to arrive at the 1 a.m. fire in the 3200 block of York St., authorities said.

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