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Maine man charged with apartment house arson

4:19 PM, Apr 4, 2013   |    comments
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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Fire officials say a 57-year-old man has been charged with arson for starting a fire that destroyed the Augusta apartment house he lived in.

The State Fire Marshal's Office says Stephen Cormier was arrested Thursday at a homeless shelter he was staying at in Waterville.

Investigators say Cormier set fire to a living room couch in his first-floor apartment on March 21. The four-apartment building has since been torn down.

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