Alfred Russo, age 75, of Bourne was arrested by Massachusetts State Police today in connection with a July 5th arson fire at a former bar in Hanson.
The three-alarm fire destroy the former JJ's Pub.
According to NBC 10 Boston, Russo served as a member of the Boston Fire Department from 1969 to 1995. He retired as a member of the Marine Unit.
Mr. Russo pleaded not guilty in Plymouth District court. He was released on personal recognizance and must wear a GPS tracking device.