Maine fire officials: Homeowner threatened them

AP News
Posted: Mar 15, 2015 12:06 PM

THORNDIKE, Maine (AP) — Maine fire officials say a man was hospitalized after he threatened firefighters and tried to prevent them from putting out a fire in a shed behind his Thorndike home.

No firefighters were injured after they responded to the fire Saturday morning.

Sgt. Ken Grimes of the state fire marshal's office told WMTW ( ) there are some "unusual circumstances" about the fire.

Firefighters said the man became physical and had to be restrained. He was taken to a Bangor hospital.

Officials did not release the homeowner's name.

The investigation by the state fire marshal's office and the Waldo County Sheriff's Office is ongoing.