Volunteer Firefighter Admits To Burning Down 2 Houses In Sleepy Hollow

CBS New York

SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A volunteer firefighter in Sleepy Hollow pleaded guilty Monday to doing the exact opposite of his job and setting a fire that left 19 people homeless.

Trent Bronner, 23, pleaded guilty to three counts of arson in connection with the incident on March 20, 2011, according to the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office.

Around 5:10 a.m. that day, a resident of Cedar Street in Sleepy Hollow awoke when her dog started barking. She looked out the window to discover that the porch was on fire at a house nearby at 13 Cedar St.

The woman said she evacuated her 80-year-old mother, fearing the fire would spread across electrical lines to her house. She then went outside and began screaming at the neighbors, urging them to evacuate.

The residents of 13 Cedar St. escaped as the fire spread to the house next door at 19 Cedar…

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