A man has been charged in connection with a fire in Palmyra on Sunday.

The fire at 409 Main St. reportedly started outside the building. There were two adults and three children in the residence when it caught fire, but no one was injured, according to Shannon Moss, a spokesperson for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

Following an investigation, Aaron Chadbourn, 54, was arrested on Monday and charged with arson.

He was arraigned remotely, and placed under house arrest, according to Moss.

On Wednesday, Chadbourn violated the conditions of his bail condition, and a warrant for his arrest was issued, Moss said.

He was later located and taken into custody, and was arraigned remotely on a new charge on Thursday.

Chadbourn is currently in the custody of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department while at a local hospital.

Officials with the fire marshal’s office are investigating the circumstances of a second fire that also happened in Palmyra on Sunday.

The fire broke out at a building at 500 Main St. that had been renovated and was being used as a living space, Moss said. The residents of the building were not home at the time of the fire.

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Leela Stockley

Leela Stockley is an alumna of the University of Maine. She was raised in northern Maine, and loves her cat Wesley, her puppy Percy and staying active in the Maine outdoors.