A man was arrested for starting a fire in March that tore through six local businesses and caused an estimated $2 million in property damage. 40-year-old William Crean of the Bronx has been charged with 2nd degree arson and reckless endangerment for the March 22nd fire in Westchester Square. He could face up to 25 years if convicted. The three-alarm blaze required 33 FDNY units and 140 firefighters and took three hours to control.

An FDNY spokesman told the News, "They're still trying to figure it out and sort it out. Why he was doing this we don't know, but he did." Fire marshals were able to nail Crean with the help of federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. The fire was set inside 21 Latin Lounge and spread to the adjoining stores National Restaurant, Rose Nail Salon, Peking House, Osvaldo Barber Shop, and On the Square Flower Shop.