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Springfield woman under arrest in connection with CT mill fire

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SOMERS, CT (WSHM) -

Connecticut State Police say they have arrested the three responsible for a massive mill fire that destroyed a Somers landmark earlier this summer.

A mangled mess of metal is all that remains of the Somersville Mill.

In the early morning hours of June 2, Somers firefighters and others from surrounding communities including Western Massachusetts spent more than 20 hours dousing the massive fire with water.

Now two men and one woman in their early 20s are facing multiple charges in connection with the fire: Erin Houle from Indian Orchard, Wesley Hall and Christopher Jackson, both from Enfield.

Early on in the investigation authorities had suspected arson was the cause of the fire.

Police say witnesses saw the three near the building just minutes before it burst into flames.

They turned themselves in Monday and face charges of reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and criminal trespass.

The Somersville Mill had been vacant for decades, and there had been plans to renovate the landmark.

Now the 150-year-old building that had strong ties to the community is a pile of rubble.

All three were released on $5,000 bonds and are scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Rockville on Oct. 1.

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