LEWISTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Lewiston police say they have arrested a 12-year-old boy with starting the fire that left at least 75 people homeless.
Investigators say the boy is from the Lewiston/Auburn area. He will be in court on Monday. Police are not releasing his name or if he lived in the building.
Police say the 12 year old is now facing three counts of class A arson -- one count for each building burned. He is expected to make his first court apperance on Monday.
The fire started Monday afternoon in a three-story buildingon Blake Street and spread to two others. Investigators say it started on porches in the rear of the building.
The Red Cross says it's helping people burned out of their apartments with food, shelter and clothing.
Lewiston Police Chief Michael Bussiere says fire damage is over $1 million including clean up costs.
The building where the fire started was condemned, and officials say therewere at least six apartments that were occupied.
Bussiere said neighborhood residents said the fire left them with an uneasy feeling.
Officials say they don't expect to make any more arrests.