Maine cops say baked beans plant fire was arson

Posted Nov. 23, 2009, at 1:26 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — Investigators say a fire that damaged the B&M Baked Beans factory in Portland was arson.

Portland fire officials say the fire in a storage facility filled with cardboard was reported at about 2:45 a.m. Sunday.

Officials say the fire was extinguished by the building’s sprinkler system.

The building did sustain smoke damage. There were no injuries.

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In the last week across Maine, seven people have been arrested on arson charges.

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