The Dike Newell Elementary School in Bath was badly damaged in a late-night fire on Friday, June 10. Credit: Courtesy of the Maine Department of Public Safety

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.

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.