Palmyra Woman Allegedly Burned Down the House Where She Lived
A Palmyra woman is charged with arson for allegedly burning down a house and the above-garage apartment where she lived.
Where Was the Fire?
Shannon Moss, spokesperson for the Maine Department of Public Safety says the fire was located at 1003 Warren Hill Road in Palmyra. Investigators with the State Fire Marshal's Office responded at approximately 3:30 Thursday morning to the fire that destroyed a house and two motor homes, as well as caused substantial damage to a garage.
Who Was Arrested?
Officials say no one was living in the house, at the time of the fire. There was an apartment over the garage and that's where Alison Trask, 44, lived with her boyfriend. Two other people were also in the apartment at the time of the fire. No one was hurt.
After spending most of the day at the scene, investigators arrested Trask, who was at the scene. She's charged with arson, reckless conduct, and aggravated criminal mischief. Trask is currently on probation for a prior drug offense. She was taken to the Somerset County Jail.
The Hartland Fire Department was assisted at the scene by crews from Canaan, St. Albans, Pittsfield, Detroit, Newport, Corinna, and Dexter. Also assisting in the investigation were members of the Somerset County Sheriff's Office and the Department of Transportation.
We'll update this story as more details become available.