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Man Arrested and Charged with Arson 

A Bangor man has been arrested and charged with arson.Police say they received a phone call last night from a clerk at the Big Apple Gas Station reporting suspicious activity.They say the clerk says a regular customer came in and purchased a gas can, cigarettes, matches and gasoline.The clerk claimed the customer was 33-year-old Matthew Fernald.Shortly after they received the phone call they had a report of a building fire at 143 Broadway.According to Assistant Fire Chief, Darrell Cyr, the fire was controlled within fifteen minutes.He says they did have to rescue a male tenant from the third floor of the building.Within two hours of the fire, police had arrested Fernald.He was taken to the Penobscot County Jail where he remains at this time.