A second fire breaks out at Bath Primary School

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Fire Chief Bath said it was a flare-up from the initial blaze on Friday that sparked a second blaze Monday morning at Dike-Newell Elementary School. The second fire caused more damage and caused the roof to collapse. It was a frantic race to the same school on Monday morning on Wright Drive in Bath. Firefighters flew over the roof of what was a classroom for Dike-Newell School. An incendiary dog ​​searched the scene. Two investigators from the Maine State Fire Marshal’s Office and one from the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Team were at the scene. “Bath Fire Chief Lawrence Renaud said. “He most likely got up there and hid over the weekend and only surfaced this morning,” he said. Vigil was arrested on Saturday and was being held at Two Bridges Jail in Wiscasset School District RSU 1 said students who attended Dike-Newell will complete their final week of classes with half-day schedules in using the indoor and outdoor space at the Fisher Mitchell. School across town. Late Monday afternoon, students and parents came out to take a look at the burnt-out school. Isla Ross, age 8 , is in second grade and was devastated when she learned that the police had accused someone of intentionally setting fire to her school. “But why? Why would they do this? Why would they think of doing this to our school? It made me really sad,” Isla said.

Fire Chief Bath said it was a flare-up from the initial blaze on Friday that sparked a second blaze Monday morning at Dike-Newell Elementary School. The second fire caused further damage and caused the roof to collapse.

It was a frantic race to the same school on Monday morning on Wright Drive in Bath. Firefighters flew over the roof of what was a classroom for Dike-Newell School. An incendiary dog ​​searched the scene.

Two investigators from the Maine State Fire Marshal’s Office and one from the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Team were at the scene.

“The way the building was constructed, there is a large empty space between the original fire and the second floor,” said Bath Fire Chief Lawrence Renaud. “He probably got up there and hid over the weekend and only surfaced this morning,” he said.

Police say Allan Thomas Vigil, 30, broke into the school and set a supply cupboard on fire. Vigil was arrested on Saturday and was being held at Two Bridges prison in Wiscasset.

School District RSU 1 said students who attended Dike-Newell will complete their final week of classes with half-day schedules using the indoor and outdoor space at Fisher Mitchell School on the other side. from the city.

Late Monday afternoon, students and parents came to take a look at the burnt-out school. Isla Ross, 8, is in second grade and was devastated when she learned police had accused someone of intentionally setting fire to her school.

“But why? Why would they do that? Why would they think of doing that at our school? It made me really sad,” Isla said.

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