LIVERMORE FALLS — A local woman is accused of setting fire to a mattress Monday night in her living room while two children were home, Police Chief Ibrahim “Abe” Haroon said Friday.

Livermore Falls police arrested Kayla Blais, 30, on a Class A charge of arson and misdemeanor charges of endangering the welfare of a child and reckless conduct.

Livermore Falls officer Christopher Ivers responded to a report of a fire and met with Blais, who lives in a building at 1045 Park St. which is attached to the East Livermore Post Office. He called for back up from Jay Police Department.

Ivers could tell the mattress had been burned and the accelerant appeared to be alcohol, Haroon said.

The mattress had been lit by a small hand-held torch, he said.

She is being held in lieu of $5,000 bail, plus a $60 bail commissioner’s fee at the Androscoggin County Jail in Auburn, according to a correction officer. She was still in custody Friday afternoon.

A conviction on an arson charge carries a maximum 30 years in prison and up to $50,000 fine. A conviction on the other charges carries a maximum penalty between six months in jail or 364 days in prison.

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