LEWISTON, Maine (AP) _ Police told the Portland Press Herald that witnesses had reported seeing a young man fleeing from the scene at Bartlett and Pierce streets. Officials said at least one of the buildings had been condemned.
The Lewiston Sun Journal reported that about 20 families were displaced and many of them spent the night at Lewiston High School.
The fires struck just days after a blaze that destroyed three apartment buildings just a few blocks away and caused an estimated $1 million in damage.
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