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Teen charged in connection Skowheagan car fires

The State Fire Marshal’s Office has charged a 15-year-old boy in connection with four car fires early Monday morning in Skowhegan. (WGME)

SKOWHEAGN (WGME) -- The State Fire Marshal’s Office has charged a 15-year-old boy in connection with four car fires early Monday morning in Skowhegan.

The boy was arrested at his Skowhegan home Tuesday afternoon.

The boy is charged with one count of arson and burglary and is expected in Skowhegan court Wednesday. He was taken to the Mountain View Youth Development Center in Charleston.

Police say the four fires were set around 4 a.m. Monday to vehicles in the Family Circle housing complex and on West Front Street.

Two of the vehicles were destroyed and the two others were badly damaged.

Investigators say the fires were set by lighting combustible materials inside the four vehicles.

During a search of the boy’s home, police say a set of keys to one of the vehicles were found under the boy’s pillow.

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