According to Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland, 22 year old Ryan Graffam has been arrested and charged with arson.

Authorities say Graffam, an employee of Big Lots, lit a couch on fire in the back storage room of the store, reported it to management and then put the fire out. The couch was destroyed and two other nearby couches were damaged.

The incident took place around 7 PM on Saturday. The store was evacuated and Auburn Fire responded to the scene. No injuries were reported.

Graffam was talked to outside him home on Monday night, arrested and taken to the Androscoggin County Jail where he was being held on $10,000 bail.

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