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Three Charged In June Mill Fire

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Somersville Mill Fire 2 (Tim Potrikus photo)

Somersville Mill Fire 2 (Tim Potrikus photo)

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SOMERS, Conn. (AP) _ Three people have been charged in connection with a June fire that destroyed a vacant mill building in Somers.

Connecticut state police said Monday that 20-year-old Wesley Hall and 21-year-old Christopher Jackson of Enfield, and 23-year-old Erin Houle of Springfield, Mass., have been charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, third-degree criminal mischief and third-degree criminal trespass.

Police said all three cooperated in the investigation and turned themselves in Monday. All were freed after court appearances and ordered to return to court Oct. 1. Houle was released on a promise to appear. The men posted $5,000 bond.

State police said investigators found that the three had been in the Somersville Manufacturing Co. building 15 minutes before authorities got a 911 call about the fire.

Telephone listings for the three could not immediately be found.

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