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Lisbon Arson

| April 7, 2014


The State Fire Marshal’s Office has charged a Lisbon man with setting fire to his house Sunday morning.  Investigators charged 41 year old Michael D. Hersom with arson after the fire heavily damaged his home at 12 Huston Street in Lisbon Falls.  Hersom, who was recently released from jail on an unrelated charge, got into an argument with his wife, who left with many of her belongings.   Fire Investigators said after she left the house,. Hersom then set fire to her remaining belongings in the bedroom.  That fire quickly spread throughout the house.  Hersom was arrested late Sunday afternoon and taken to the Androscoggin County Jail.  He was due to appear in court Monday afternoon.  

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