A former call firefighter for the Westbrook Fire Department is going to prison for 24 years for arson, burglary and violating probation.

Philip Caron, 25, was sentenced Wednesday by Cumberland County Superior Court Justice Jeffrey Moskowitz.

Caron was on probation for a prior arson when he was arrested outside a vacant commercial building at 745 Forest Ave. in Portland on August 20 last year. Caron had broken into the building and set fire to it, a fire that ultimately destroyed the structure.

Caron was charged in December, 2004 with setting three fires causing $1.5 million while he was a call firefighter. He was released from prison in March, 2008 following his earlier conviction.