July 16, 2013

Man pleads not guilty to two Lewiston fires

The Associated Press

AUBURN — A 30-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to two counts of arson in connection with fires that destroyed two vacant apartment buildings in Lewiston.

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Bryan Wood, left, and Brian Morin

Brian Morin of Lewiston entered his plea Tuesday in Androscoggin County Superior Court in Auburn.

Morin and 23-year-old Bryan Wood are charged in the May 6 fire, which was the third major fire in Lewiston in less than two weeks that left about 200 people homeless. Two 12-year-old boys are charged with setting the other blazes.

According to an affidavit cited by the Sun Journal, Morin and Wood used lighter fluid to start fires.

Morin is being held on $350,000 bail.

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