BAR HARBOR – A Bar Harbor man has been charged with arson.
55 year old Jimmy Deiters is accused of setting fire to his apartment this week. The State Fire Marshal’s Office says newspapers were set ablaze in the living room of the apartment on Highbrook Road. Deiters was seen riding away from the scene on his bicycle when the fire was discovered on Wednesday.
The buildings sprinkler system knocked down the flames before the fire department arrived.
There are 24 other apartments in the building and most were occupied. Fortunately no one was injured.
Deiters was arrested yesterday at a local motel and is now being held on $25,000 bail.