2nd Firefighter Accused of Arson at Firehouse in Shelton

A former fire captain in Shelton has been accused of setting a fire outside the firehouse during a dinner in February and it's the second arrest police have made in the case.

Police said they arrested 45-year-old Gregory Bomba, of Newtown, after an investigation into a fire in the back parking lot of Echo Hose Company #1 during a past captain’s dinner on Feb. 3.

Investigators determined that a fire had been set in the back of a pickup that was parked abutting the firehouse at 379 Coram Ave., police said.

Police said Bomba surrendered himself to police on Monday. He has been charged with second-degree arson, reckless endangerment in the second degree, criminal mischief in the second degree, as well as conspiracy charges in relation to each count. He was held on a $250,000 bond and is due for arraignment Monday.

Another volunteer firefighter, identified as 57-year-old William Tortora, was arrested last week in connection with the incident. He faces the same set of charges.

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