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2 Bodies Found in Maine House Fire, Man Arrested
*UPDATED at 12:45 pm*
09/23/2013 11:15 AM ET

A police spokesman said an arrest has been made as part of the investigation into the deaths of two people found in a house fire in Oakfield, as well as two other fires set in the area.

OAKFIELD, Maine (AP) _ The fires happened before dawn Monday in the areas of Oakfield and Island Falls.

The bodies of a man and a woman were found inside the house. Two other fires were reported in Island Falls at Katahdin Forest Products and in a pickup truck.

Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland said police have arrested 32-year-old Matthew Davis of Houlton at about 10:45 a.m. He was found in a stolen vehicle on the Beaver Dam Road in Island Falls and was taken into custody without incident.

McCausland also said authorities believe the fires are connected.

Route 2 in the area has been shut down and authorities said schools in the area have been closed for the day.

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


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