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Former Maine firefighter sentenced for arson

The man had three prior convictions for fire-related incidents in the 1990s

By Rick Levasseur
The Bangor Daily News (Maine)

AUGUSTA, Maine — A former volunteer firefighter with the Pleasant Point Fire Department has been sentenced to 18 months in jail in connection with a rash of wildfires set last summer in Washington County.

Timothy Tiess, 37, of Pleasant Point entered into a plea agreement in Washington County Superior Court in Machias earlier this week. Tiess was accused of starting fires in Marion Township, Edmunds Township, Day Block Township, Wesley, Pembroke and Perry in July 2011, according to Maine Forest Service forest rangers. A total of about 10 acres was burned.

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