Man admits to setting 20 brush fires in South Jersey over the last 2 years
Police said a Winslow man admitted to setting over 20 brush fires in Winslow Township over the past two years.
Dennis Casario was questioned by Winslow police after members of the New Jersey Forest Fire Service watched him start a fire off Beebetown Road in the township's Cedarbrook section on Tuesday and then drive off. Police said they went to his home and questioned him when he admitted to the fires.
Casario was charged with second-degree arson for the March 29 fire and is being held at the Camden County Correctional Facility on $75,000 bail. Additional charges are pending for the other fires. Police said Casario has no affiliation with any fire emergency services organization.
State Police continue to search for a suspect wanted for similar crimes in Estelle Manor, where they said a brush fire was set in a wooded area on Maple Avenue last Thursday.
Gusty winds., low relative humidity and dry conditions continue to create ideal conditions for forest fires to quickly spread across, according to the National Weather Service.