Augusta apartment fire ruled arson
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Investigators say a blaze at an Augusta apartment building appears to have been intentionally set.
The two-alarm fire at the five-unit Cedar Court building was reported at about 5:45 a.m. Tuesday.
A tenant of a second-floor apartment, 59-year-old David Malia, was taken to the hospital in critical condition suffering from smoke inhalation.
Ken Grimes of the Maine State Fire Marshal’s Office says the fire began in Malia’s living room, but how it started and who started it remain under investigation. Authorities have not been able to interview Malia because of his condition.
No one has been charged.