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Police make arrest following fire that damaged school

June 12, 2022 GMT

BATH, Maine (AP) — Police have made an arrest following a suspicious fire that damaged an elementary school in Bath.

Police said a 30-year-old man was arrested by the fire marshal’s office and local police Saturday evening. The man was jailed Sunday for burglary and arson. It was unclear if he had an attorney.

Two firefighters were treated for injuries while battling the blaze that started late Friday at Dike Newell School, which serves pre-kindergarten through second grade.

The school’s principal said in an email that there was “extensive damage,” the Times Record reported.