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Augusta Woman Arrested And Charged With Arson In Connection With North Street Fire

A 21-year-old Augusta woman has been charged with arson in connection with a fire that police said was intentionally set in Augusta on Thursday.According to Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland, Christina Karod, who lived a room on the third floor of the multi-unit rooming house at 30 North St., was arrested about 11:30 last night and taken to the Kennebec County Jail. She was being held in lieu of $2,500 bail and with stipulations that she cannot return to the property.
Police said the fire broke out shortly before 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, at the time of the fire, 12 of the 15 units in the building were occupied, police said, adding that there were about 15 residents.

Fire Marshal Sgt. Ken Grimes said Karod set fire to several books in a reading area and to a curtain on an exit door –both on the second floor.  The fire caused minimal damage. A fire alarm system was activated and all residents were evacuated without injury.

An initial court appearance was scheduled for today if bail was not made.  Fire Marshals were assisted at the scene by the Augusta Fire Department.

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