The State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating coordinated arson fires that occurred Sunday night.


The fires destroyed six tractor trailer cabs and damaged two others at the R C Moore trucking locations in Poland and Scarborough.   No one was injured and damage will approach $1 million.  The fires were reported three minutes apart and four trucks were destroyed at each location. 

The fire at the company’s 8 Ginn Road location in Scarborough was reported at 8:16 pm and the fire at the company lot at 4 Spring Water Road along Route 122 in Poland was reported at 8:19pm.   The trucks were parked nose to nose and firefighters stopped the flames from reaching other trucks parked alongside. 

The fire in Poland was reported by a passing truck driver and the fire in Scarborough was reported by a truck driver, sleeping in his cab in the parking lot. 

Fire Marshal investigators have worked throughout the night  and federal investigators from the ATF’s Maine offices will join them today.