NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A 59-year-old Middlesex man was arrested Monday and charged with setting three fires in the borough on June 2.

Christopher Ferraro has been charged with three counts of arson in the third degree and three counts of causing or risking widespread injury or damage in the fourth degree, according to a statement released by Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Chief Matthew P. Geist of the Middlesex Police Department.

Ferraro was arrested and charged during an investigation by the Middlesex Police Department, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, the Middlesex Borough Fire Department and the Middlesex County Fire Marshal’s Office.

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During the investigation, it was determined that on June 2 between 10:15 p.m. and 11:14 p.m., Ferraro set three fires near Lincoln Boulevard and Union Avenue.

The investigation is active and continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Sean Flanagan of the Middlesex Police Department at (732) 356-1900 ext. 313, or Detective Schroeck of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-4194.