Hudson Falls man indicted in October apartment fire


A Washington County Grand Jury handed up a 12-count indictment against 47-year-old Peter Lemery, accusing him of setting fire to his apartment building in Hudson Falls, a blaze that left at least 12 people homeless.

The Tuesday, Oct. 4 conflagration at 11 Maple St. in the village required mutual aid from many surrounding departments to extinguish, with the structure eventually torn down.

Specifically, Lemery is accused of arson, reckless endangerment and 10 counts of criminal mischief, one count for each of the 10 victims who lost all their possessions in the fire.

Lemery has maintained his innocence in previous court appearances.

Should he be convicted, Lemery faces up to 25 years in prison.