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Arson Ruled Cause of Second Major Lewiston Fire
05/04/2013 5:15 PM ET  
Lewiston Apartment Buildings on Fire

Authorities say a 12-year-old boy is responsible for intentionally setting the second major fire in Lewiston in less than a week.

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LEWISTON, Maine (AP) _ Friday night's blaze burned several apartment buildings and left more than 100 people homeless. Police and fire officials said Saturday at a news conference that arson was ruled the cause of the fire and that a 12-year-old boy set it.

Another blaze erupted Monday in Lewiston and destroyed three buildings. Police said a different 12-year-old boy has been charged with setting that blaze. He hasn't been identified and is scheduled to make a court appearance Monday.

About 75 people were left homeless by Monday's fire, but no one was reported injured.

Photos by Susan Sharon.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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