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Arrest made in connection with Portland house fire

8:46 AM, Nov 18, 2012   |    comments
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PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Police have made an arrest in a fire they say was intentionally set in Portland Saturday afternoon.

Police say 34-year-old Joshua Welch has been arrested and charged with arson.  They say Welch is accused of setting fire to a Veranda Street home. 

Apparently Welch tossed a burning item into the home around 4 p.m. Saturday.  Police say there were no injuries, and the fire was knocked down pretty quickly.  There was little damage to the building. 

That fire happened shortly after a different one on Avalon Street. There were no injuries in that case and fire crews knocked down the flames pretty quickly. No word on the extent of the damage.          

NEWS CENTER

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