BIDDEFORD, Maine — A local woman has been arrested on arson charges in an apartment fire that left 13 people homeless.
The state fire marshal’s office arrested 28-year-old Nicole M. Howe on Wednesday afternoon.
Authorities say Howe started the Nov. 9 fire with newspaper on the porch of the apartment she shared with her mother.
The fire destroyed the 10-unit building. No one was hurt.
Howe was arrested in a motel where she was staying with her mother.
She was being held at the York County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail. Officials don’t know if she has a lawyer representing her.