William Crean, apparently set the fire at 122 Westchester Square in a business undergoing renovations called 21 Latin Lounge. The flames immediately spread to five other adjoining businesses and caused partial collapses in many of the establishments.
The three alarm blaze drew 33 FDNY teams and over 140 firefighters. It took nearly three hours to get the flames under control.
The case will likely be handled by the Bronx District Attorney's office.
According to authorities, Crean has not faced arraignment yet.