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Four More Arson Fires Discovered Downeast 

Catherine Pegram

Forest rangers in Washington County say they discovered four more grass fires this week that were intentionally set.In all, 35 fires Downeast this spring are being labeled as arson. Kent Nelson with the Maine Forest Service says that’s about twice as many as this time last year. He says this week rangers discovered two fires in Pembroke and two in Perry.Nelson says there are no suspects but extra rangers are on duty to investigate the fires, along with the state Fire Marshal’s Office. Anyone with information that could help them can call the Maine Wildfire Arson Reward Hotline at 800-987-0257