Veazie family victim to apparent arson attempt get help from town officials

Posted July 08, 2011, at 8:34 p.m.

VEAZIE, Maine — A family forced from its home by an apparent arson attempt Thursday morning at Greystone Trailer Park has received help from town officials.

The town has provided the family a place to stay for at least a week. Town councilors, police and others have donated clothing and supplies to the couple and two children, an 18-month-old and a 6-month-old, according to Police Chief Mark Leonard.

Manna Ministries Inc. provided the family with food, Leonard said.

Police are not identifying the family because the investigation into the apparent break-in and arson attempt is ongoing, according to police Sgt. Keith Emery.

Emery said it appears a family’s trailer was broken into and accelerants dumped in the trailer in “an apparent attempt to burn the house down.”

There was no fire at the scene, according to Assistant State Fire Marshal Joseph Thomas, but a dog confirmed the presence of an accelerant inside the home.

No arrests have been made, Emery said.

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