Two Arrested in Maine Mill Fire

September 10, 2009

Police in Gardiner, Maine, have arrested two men in connection with fire that gutted much of an abandoned mill.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office says 19-year-old Jack Downs of Chelsea and 20-year-old Joshua Lund of Gardiner were arrested Monday night and charged with arson and burglary in connection with last week’s fire that destroyed the vacant Yorktowne paper mill in the city.

Authorities say the two were taken to the Kennebec County Jail in Augusta. Bail was set at $50,000 each.

Fire investigators quickly determined that the Sept. 2 blaze was set because it started in two different places.

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