8 small fires in Old Orchard Beach investigated

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OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine (AP) — The Maine fire marshal’s office is investigating a string of eight small fires reported early Tuesday morning in Old Orchard Beach.

Firefighters say most of the fires were reported in the West Grande Avenue and Ocean Park areas of town.

Officials tell WGME-TV that a local café was damaged when items on the porch burned and a window shattered, and that at least four fires were put out in the dune grass along the beach. The station said another fire was set in a trash can, another between two cabins and yet another near a building under construction.

A fire official called the blazes an “odd situation” but stopped short of calling them arson fires.

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Firefighters extinguished all the fires. No injuries were reported.

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Information from: WGME-TV, http://www.wgme.com

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