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Man Facing Arson Charges After Allegedly Starting Fires at Former Paper Mill

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    Police in Maine have arrested a man accused of starting fires at a former paper mill that took nearly a dozen fire departments to knock down.

    David Parsons, 59, of Lincoln, is facing three counts of arson.

    Parson, who is a former employee of the mill, allegedly started three fires at the former Lincoln paper mill on Wednesday. Crews battled a fire at a scale house and a vacant storage building, while a third fire at the mill's wastewater facility went out by itself.

    Parson was arrested around noon Thursday after being questioned by investigators and was taken to Penobscot County Jail.

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    It is not clear when he will appear in court or if he has an attorney.

    No one was injured in the fires.

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