CUSHING — Investigators with the state Fire Marshal’s Office say a fire that burned more than 150 lobster traps that were stacked in a Maine lobsterman’s yard was intentionally set.

According to WGME-TV, investigators have ruled that Tuesday’s night’s fire in Cushing was arson. The fire burned the PVC coating on the wire traps.

Officials say the traps were stacked about 25 yards from the home of Wyatt Weaver, but that another 300 traps that were in the yard did not burn.

Damages have been estimated at around $15,000. No arrests have been made.


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