Police charged Allan Thomas Vigil, 30, of Bath with burglary and arson on Saturday evening in conjunction with a fire at an elementary school that caused extensive damage.
The fire at Dike Newell Elementary School, which serves kindergarten through second grade students, was reported at around 11:30 p.m., according to Shannon Moss, a spokesperson for the Maine Department of Public Safety.
No students or staff were hurt in the fire, but two firefighters were treated for minor injuries at a local hospital. The building was badly damaged, Moss said.
The fire marshal’s office and Bath police arrested Vigil when they found him riding a bicycle on Denny Road in Bath. He has been taken to Two Bridges Jail in Wiscasset and is expected to make his initial court appearance the first of the week.