LEWISTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Three counts of arson against a boy charged in some of the massive fires that ripped through Lewiston last Spring have been dropped Tuesday.
The boy, who was 12-years-old at the time, was charged with the first of several fires that spread fear among residents of in town Lewiston back in April.
The fire destroyed 3 apartment buildings, caused more than 1 million dollars in damage and left more than 75 people homeless. Two subsequent fires ripped through several more buildings over the next few days. Police say the 12-year admitted setting that first fire on the back porch of one of the Blake Street buildings.