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Police seeking to identify arson suspect in Augusta fuel pump fire

Police said the man purchased a gasoline additive, lighter fluid and a roll of paper towels, and then attempted to light the fuel pump on fire.
Credit: Maine State Police
Brian Dyer, 30, of Augusta.

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine State Fire Marshal's Office, along with the Augusta Police and Fire Departments, are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who attempted to set a diesel fuel pump on fire early Sunday morning outside an Augusta convenience store. 

According to police, it happened at 12:45 a.m. outside MD's Market at 240 Riverside Drive. The store is at the intersection of Route 3, by Augusta's third bridge. 

Police said the man purchased a gasoline additive, lighter fluid and a roll of paper towels, and then attempted to light the fuel pump on fire.

The fire went out and there was only minor damage. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Augusta Police or the State Fire Marshal's Office at the Public Safety Communications Center: (207) 624-7064.

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