PORTLAND — Bail was lowered today for a man charged with arson in connection with a fire at a Freeport business.

Christopher Veysey, 21, made his first court appearance this afternoon before Judge Wayne Douglas. The judge set bail at $50,000 surety or $25,000 cash, as agreed upon by Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Ackerman and Sarah Churchill, who served as Veysey’s lawyer for the day. The bail conditions would bar Veysey from using or having alcohol, drugs or incendiary devices and from being at Bob Miles & Sons, the Freeport business damaged in Monday’s fire.

Veysey, most recently of New Gloucester, was arrested Tuesday while he was waiting in line for a Greyhound bus bound for South Carolina. He had been held on bail of $300,060.

The fire at the plumbing business caused an estimated $700,000 damage. The roof collapsed and equipment and supplies inside the building were damaged.