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Three teens charged with arson after shed catches fire behind youth home

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Posted at 3:48 PM, Dec 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-23 15:48:17-05

Deputy State Fire Marshalls have charged three teenagers with arson after a two-month investigation in Charles County. 

The fire started in a shed behind the Southern Maryland Youth Home on October 29, 2017. An investigation revealed that a flammable liquid was poured onto the countertops within the shed and caught fire. 

An estimated $5,000 of damage was done to the shed. 

Fire marshals were able to charge three juveniles with maliciously igniting the fire. On Friday they arrested a 14 and 15-year-old and charged them with Arson in the 2nd Degree and released them back to the custody of the Southern Maryland Youth Home. 

The third teen, a 17-year-old, was charged with Malicious Burning and later released to a Baltimore City Department of Social Services worker.