Maine Police Charge Woman, 21, With Arson

Updated 10 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine say a 21-year-old woman started a fire that forced about 15 people to evacuate a housing complex in Augusta.

Maine Department of Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland said Friday that Christina Karod is charged with arson in connection with the fire that broke out around 8 p.m. Thursday. He says Karod, who lives in a room on the third floor of the 15-unit house, set fire to several books in a reading area and a curtain on an exit door, both on the second floor.

She was arrested a few hours later. Damage was minimal, no one was injured and the residents were allowed to return to their rooms.

She was being held on $2,500 bail. It could not immediately be learned if she had a lawyer.


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