ATHOL, Mass. (WHDH) — A man is facing criminal charges in connection with an early morning church fire in Athol, officials said.
Trevor J. DeFrancesco, 21, who is currently without a residence, was arrested Saturday for allegedly setting a fire at Our Lady Immaculate Church on School Street shortly after midnight.
He is being held on $20,000 cash bail at the Franklin County House Correction and is expected to be arraigned Monday on charges of burning a building and breaking and entering in the nighttime with the intent to commit a felony.
Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze with fire extinguishers.
The building suffered moderate fire damage.
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