Kamal Kerr, 31, Arrested For Starting A Fire

Posted on November 08, 2019, 4:13 pm
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Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro announced today Fire Marshals arrested and charged a Bronx man for allegedly using a flammable liquid to start a fire that endangered the lives of five people, including three young children.

Kamal Kerr, 31, faces multiple counts of attempted murder, arson, and additional charges in connection with the October 15th, 2019 fire at 36-18 Bronx Boulevard, an apartment in Bronx.

Firefighters were called to the location for a report of a fire at 07:22 a.m. and arrived in four minutes.

The rapid response allowed Firefighters to quickly bring the incident under control without injuries to civilians or FDNY members. FDNY Fire Marshals responded immediately to begin their investigation, and determined a flammable substance was used as an accelerant.

“This brazen, heinous act of arson could have resulted in the loss of five lives, including three young children,” said Commissioner Nigro. “Thanks to the rapid response by our Firefighters and the dedicated investigative work by our Fire Marshals, there were no injuries to occupants and a dangerous individual has been apprehended.”

Kerr is charged with five counts of attempted murder; four counts of arson, three counts of endangering the welfare of a child; 15 counts of attempted assault, one count of criminal mischief, and harassment.

The case will be prosecuted by the Bronx District Attorney’s Office.

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