A Harrison man has been charged with arson following a barn fire last Friday night  in that town. 


The Maine State Fire Marshal’s Office Monday arrested  44 year old Dathan Wakefield and charged him with two counts of arson.   Wakefield’s arrest follows a fire that damaged a barn at 1073 Edes Falls Road in Harrison on Friday night.

Fire Investigators said the fire started on the outside of the barn and firefighters were able to stop the blaze from seriously damaging the building.  The barn was attached to the home of Michael Giguere, who was home at the time.  A neighbor spotted the fire and called Giguere, who escaped the blaze without injury.

Investigators say Wakefield  and Giguere know each other and there is a long running dispute between the two .  Wakefield was taken to the Cumberland County Jail.

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