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State Fire Marshal seeking public’s help in solving Fort Fairfield arson case

FORT FAIRFIELD, Maine — The State Fire Marshal’s office is seeking the public’s help in its investigation of an arson fire at Leavitt Farms in Fort Fairfield last weekend.  

The fire occurred at a barn owned by Leavitt Farms and was reported at 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, according to the State Fire Marshal’s office. Jeremy Damren, the lead investigator in the case, said the fire occurred at an older barn that was used for storage. 

No injuries were reported, Damren said. 

The State Fire Marshal’s Office is following some leads on potential suspects in the case, Damren said, but is asking the public’s help in gathering more information. 

Damren said that he and the Fort Fairfield Fire Department determined the incident was an arson case after initially investigating the damage on Monday afternoon. 

The office is asking people who may have information about the case to call the Houlton Maine Regional Communications Center at (207) 532-5400. They can also leave an anonymous tip with the Maine Arson Hotline at 1-888-870-6162.

People should refer tips or information to Damren, the release stated.

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