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.