Fire which caused damage to Maine elementary school ignites again on Monday

Maine fire reignites Monday morning following fire on Friday

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An elementary school that sustained heavy fire damage, forcing the cancellation of classes, was on fire again on Monday.

Flames were seen coming from the roof of the Dike Newell School as firefighters sought to douse the flames.

The first fire raged late Friday and early Saturday and was deemed to be suspicious. A 30-year-old man was arrested and jailed on charges with burglary and arson over the weekend.

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The Maine school's principal told a local outlet that the previous fire had already caused "extensive damage." The elementary school serves pre-kindergarten though second grade.

The Maine school's principal told a local outlet that the previous fire had already caused "extensive damage." The elementary school serves pre-kindergarten though second grade. (Fox News)

The school, which serves pre-kindergarten through second grade, was closed Monday because of the first fire.

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The school’s principal told the local community that the earlier fire caused "extensive damage," the Times Record reported.