For Immediate Release - March 26, 2014

March 26, 2014 - Arrest Made in Westfield Arson

State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan, Westfield Fire Chief Mary Regan and Westfield Police Chief John Camerota said the March 24, 2014 fire at 306 Elm Street in Westfield, a 3-story, 10-unit apartment building, was intentionally-set. Investigators determined that the fire started inside a bedroom closet in Apartment #7. Westfield Police arrested James Gagnon, age 50, the occupant of the unit, for setting the fire.

The fire was jointly investigated by the Westfield Fire Department, Westfield Police Department, and State Police assigned to the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Gagnon will be arraigned in Westfield District Court.