By Jessica Botelho, Turnto10:
A former Boston firefighter has been arrested on arson charges, according to authorities.
“Russo served as a member of the Boston Fire Department from 1969-1995, when he retired as a firefighter assigned to the Marine Unit,” Cruz noted in a press release.
Authorities said they responded to JJ’s Pub, an abandoned property at 16 Liberty Street, on July 5 around 3 p.m.
When they arrived at the scene, the building was fully engulfed by flames.
“The blaze required a third alarm response, and took some time to extinguish due to the full involvement of the structure,” according to the press release. “Two Hanson firefighters sustained heat exhaustion injuries battling the blaze and the building was deemed a total loss as a result of this fire.”
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