Firefighter Charged With Arson After Warehouse Fire

An on-call firefighter has been charged with arson for allegedly starting a fire that destroyed a warehouse in northern Maine where large rolls of paper, plastic bags and drums of ink were stored.

The state fire marshal's office said 23-year-old Timothy MacFarline of Easton faces charges for the Friday night fire that burned down the Northeast Packaging Co. storage warehouse in Presque Isle. More than 50 firefighters from at least six towns worked more than 13 hours to put out the fire.

Officials said MacFarline was a paid call firefighter for the Presque Isle Fire Department.

He was released from jail Monday on $5,000 cash bail.