Two 12-year-old boys charged with causing the first two out of three major fires in Lewiston were brought before a judge today.
The proceeding was closed to the publc because a formal petition to detain the boys has not yet been officially filed. That process is underway, officials tell MPBN.
A formal arriagnment for the boys is scheduled for May 13.
The boys are accused of setting two separate fires - one a week ago and another on Sunday - which destroyed a total of seven buildings and left dozens homeless.
A third fire early this morning on Bartlett Street destroyed two more buildings, and is currently under investigation.
This story was reported by Susan Sharon and written by Barbara Cariddi.