Two fire updates from the State Fire Marshal's Office

MAINE (NEWS CENTER)  -- Two fire updates from the State Fire Marshal's Office. 

State Fire Marshal Investigators say the Dresden fire has been ruled an accident.
They say the likely cause is smoking after an electrical inspection determined there was no electrical issue in the area where the fire started, which was in the back of the building.   This also is a designated smoking area.

In an unrelated investigation, a Stonington man recently convicted and sentenced for burning a boat, now faces a new arson charge for a fire that destroyed a camper in Stonington  two years ago.
40-year-old Jeremy Eaton was charged last night in NH, while on his way to a federal prison to serve time for the earlier conviction.
Eaton was convicted and sentenced to seven years in connection with the boat fire that took place on April 16, 2014, in Stonington.
The newest charge stems from a fire on July 5, 2014, that destroyed a camper, located in Rock Quarry. The 30-foot camper was destroyed and valued at $4,000.  Police say the camper fire, and boat fire was unrelated to each other.  Fire Investigators say Eaton set fire to the camper after a dispute with the camper's owner -- Michael Hammett of Stonington.



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