Ex-Massachusetts fire chief accused of arson in Maine

A former Massachusetts fire chief was arrested and charged with arson in Maine.

Police said Ricky Plummer, 59, started a fire that burned through nearly 40 acres of woods in southern Maine. The fire took more than 100 firefighters to put it out and came dangerously close to a condo complex.

Plummer served as chief of the Marlboro and Yarmouth fire departments. He is currently the fire chief in Old Orchard Beach, Maine.

Plummer’s bail has been set at $10,000. He is no longer with the fire department and the town has put him on administrative leave.

A motive is under investigation.

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