Brownington couple charged with arson

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BROWNINGTON — A man and a woman from Brownington were arrested and face charges after a fire in Irasburg back in November of 2019.

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Police say Teresa Guay, 55, and her husband Roger Guay, 59, are being charged with 1st-degree arson, conspiracy, and insurance fraud.

On November 16, 2019, the Irasburg Fire Department was dispatched to a residential structure fire at 1754 Covered Bridge Road.

The fire had originally been reported as an accidental fire started by a cigarette falling onto paper towels used to clean a fuel oil spill.

According to authorities, the investigation revealed that the fire had been planned and intentionally set by the homeowners.

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