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Three Men Charged with Arson in 2012 Waldoboro Fire

Three men are facing arson charges today in connection with a 2012 fire that destroyed a Waldoboro boat house and the lobster boat inside.

Arrested today were James Simmons, 39, and Frederick Campbell, 30, of Friendship, and Jeffrey Luce, 36, of Whitefield.

The fire broke out June 21, 2012 in the boat house, owned by lobster fisherman Donald Simmons. Inside was a fiberglass lobster boat owned by Danny Reed Jr., of Friendship. The loss was estimated at $200,000. No one was injured.

The two-year investigation involved the state Fire Marshal's Office, the Maine State Police and several local fire and police departments in the area.

State officials say Simmons and Campbell were arrested without incident in Rockland and taken to the Two Bridges Jail in Wiscasset.  Bail for the two was set at $50,000 each.  Luce is currently in Two Bridges Jail on unrelated charges.