- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 5, 2016

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) - State fire officials have ruled that a blaze that broke out at an assisted living center in Waterville over the weekend was intentionally set.

The Morning Sentinel reports (https://bit.ly/1RBvDvw ) Sgt. Ken Grimes said Monday that a suspect has been identified, but he wouldn’t release information regarding how Sunday’s fire was set.

Firefighters responded to the Pleasant Street facility operated by Motivational Services Inc. around 8 a.m. to find the flames contained to a single room. The Augusta-based organization provides services and programs for the mentally ill.

Grimes says the home’s sprinkler system “did its job” and extinguished the fire before crews arrived on-scene.

Officials say the fire was the third case of arson to occur in Waterville in a week. Grimes says there’s no indication that the incidents are related.

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Information from: Morning Sentinel, https://www.onlinesentinel.com/


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