Ex-firefighter who became career arsonist arrested again in NJ
WEST AMWELL — A former volunteer firefighter with a nearly 30-year history of setting fires has been arrested yet again on an arson charge.
Kenneth Bacorn, 52, was charged with second-degree aggravated arson after reportedly setting a fire Thursday on Barry Road in this Hunterdon County township.
Bacorn already served prison time after a 2002 fire in Mercer County and four fires in 1992 in Hunterdon, according to court records and published reports.
In 1992, when he was a volunteer firefighter, he was convicted of setting fire to a house and warehouse in Lambertville as well as the Lambertville-New Hope Rescue Squad building and a West Amwell barn. He was sentenced to four years.
After the 2002 charge, he was sentenced in 2004 to seven years and parole supervision.
Prosecutors did not release other details about the Thursday blaze.
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