- Associated Press - Monday, January 5, 2015

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) - Maine police say they have arrested a 33-year-old Lewiston woman in connection with an arson that left 12 people homeless.

Police say Jackie McBurnie set fire to her apartment on New Year’s Day. The fire was extinguished with minor damage, and followed 10 hours later by a second fire that destroyed the apartment building. Police say the arson charge stems from the first fire, but added McBurnie is likely to face an additional arson charge for the second fire.

McBurnie is being held at the Androscoggin County Jail. It was not immediately clear if she has an attorney or when she will appear in court.

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