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Bridgeton man guilty of fire that caused $2 million in damage

Bridgeton man guilty of fire that caused $2 million in damage

Only $5 for 5 months

BRIDGETON — A Cumberland County jury found a city man guilty of criminal mischief in a fire that caused $2 million in damage and displaced several tenants for about six months, Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae said Thursday.

Bruce Cisrow, 63, was found guilty Monday after a trial that lasted one week, but he was acquitted of aggravated arson and aggravated assault, Webb-McRae said in a news release.

On May 17, 2017, Cisrow set fire to clothes in two locations in his apartment at the Bridgeton High Rise, a Bridgeton Housing Authority property, Webb-McRae said. Police and firefighters arrived on the scene and saw Cisrow throwing objects out his window, she said.

In addition, Cisrow was yelling that he was going to jump and for them to contact President Donald Trump and the National Security Agency, Webb-McRae said.

The fire activated the sprinkler system, Webb-McRae said.

Cisrow faces three to five years in prison. His sentencing is scheduled for June 14, Webb-McRae said.

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