Arson/Bomb Squad detectives are investigating a suspicious fire that occurred on March 22, 2014 at 9:25 pm in Oyster Bay.
According to detectives, the Oyster Bay Fire Department, with the assistance of the Atlantic Steamer, Locust Valley and Bayville Fire Departments, responded to 1065 W. Shore Road, a historical house (Mill Pond House) owned by the Town of Oyster Bay, for a house fire. 100 firefighters with 15 pieces of fire apparatus battled the blaze and successfully extinguished the fire that destroyed the vacant home.
A preliminary investigation by the Fire Marshall and Arson/Bomb squad detectives deemed the fire to be suspicious and request anyone with information regarding this incident to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
*** UPDATE ***
The Arson/Bomb Squad reports the arrest of Christopher Zaino, 20, of 229 Bayville Avenue, Bayville in connection with the above Arson.
A subsequent investigation led detectives to Zaino, who was, at the time, a Bayville Fire Department Volunteer Fireman.
Zaino, who is charged with Arson 3rd Degree, will be arraigned in First District Court, Hempstead on 01/09/2015.