Authorities investigating after 20 golf carts torched

POLAND, Maine (AP) — Authorities are investigating after all 20 golf carts at a golf course in Maine were set ablaze.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office ruled that the fire on Wednesday at Summit Spring Golf Course in Poland was intentionally set. A neighbor had reported hearing a crackling sound.

Thirteen of the cars were leased by Summit Spring from the Gorham Country Club. Seven were owned by members. Officials say some type of accelerant was used to spark the flames.

Course manager Mary Rich estimates the value of each cart at $2,500 to $3,500. Front windows on the clubhouse were also cracked.

Rich tells The Sun Journal the incident is the golf course’s third serious act of vandalism since the spring.

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