Tuesday, January 14, 2020 2:09 PM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
BOUND BROOK, N.J. (AP) — Arson charges have been filed against a man accused of setting a large fire that started in an apartment building under construction and soon spread to several other buildings, displacing dozens of area residents. Juan Hector Padilla, was also charged Monday with hindering apprehension and providing false information. The three counts were made public Tuesday.. The 28-year-old Bound Brook man was seen walking near the construction site shortly before the fire broke out late Sunday night. But it's still known how or where the fire was started. It wasn't known Tuesday if Padilla has retained an attorney.