- Associated Press - Friday, December 4, 2015

OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine (AP) - Authorities say a fire at a vacant building in southwestern Maine earlier this week was arson.

Sgt. Joel Davis of the State Fire Marshal’s Office says that a Wednesday night fire in an apartment unit in Old Orchard Beach may not have been intentionally set, but that it’s still arson if the people responsible were there and were not supposed to be.

The fire began around 10:15 p.m. in a second-floor apartment above a closed T-shirt and beach wear shop. The blaze caused extensive damage to that apartment and to a third-floor unit.

Officials say there was no power to the building and that no one has lived in the apartments for years.

The owner of the building lives in New York.

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