A Maine man authorities say threatened firefighters and tried to prevent them from putting out a fire in a shed behind his Thorndike home is now facing charges.
Police on Monday announced that 42-year-old Randy Tremaine was charged with arson, domestic violence assault and violating conditions of release in connection with the blaze Saturday morning.
The fire destroyed the shed and badly damaged his house. Police say Tremaine threatened responding firefighters, who subdued him and tied him up until sheriff's deputies arrived.
Tremaine was taken to a hospital for self-inflicted injuries and released Monday. He is being held at the Waldo County Jail.
Police say the fire followed an altercation with his ex-girlfriend, who had gone to the house to retrieve her belongings.