By Associated Press - Monday, November 27, 2017

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) - State fire officials in Maine say they have charged a Waterville man with a history of self-inflicted burn injuries with intentionally setting fire to his apartment.

Investigators say they charged 46-year-old Michael Jerrier with arson on Sunday after he set fire to a mattress in his bedroom. The fire was quickly put out by firefighters.

Fire officials say Jerrier has twice been investigated for burning himself with a cigarette lighter. He was taken to MaineGeneral Medical Center in Waterville for evaluation and arrested upon his release. It’s unclear if he has retained an attorney.

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