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.

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

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