Transient arrested in Portland arson

Posted Nov. 18, 2012, at 9:49 a.m.

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A 34-year-old transient is being held on $250,000 bail after being charged with arson in connection with a house fire in Portland.

Police said Joshua Welch is accused of setting a fire to a Veranda Street home on Saturday afternoon.

The house sustained minor damage. Nobody was injured.

The Portland police and fire departments are investigating.

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