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Juveniles charged with arson in connection to historic Harford County structure fire

Old Mansion fire Creswell Road
Posted at 10:52 PM, Jul 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-28 22:52:09-04

BEL AIR, Md. — Two juveniles have been charged with arson in connection to a fire that destroyed a historic Harford County structure in May.

The 16-year-old girls are residents of the Arrow Center.

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On Sunday, May 3, firefighters from multiple Harford and Cecil county companies responded to the Bel Air fire, which is located on the grounds of the Arrow Child and Family Ministry Center.

It took over fifty firefighters almost two hours to control the blaze. No injuries were reported.

Investigators later determined the fire was an intentional act and identified the two juveniles as the ones responsible.

They have been charged with 2nd Degree Arson, 1st degree Malicious Burning, and Malicious Destruction of Property and have been referred to the Department of Juvenile Services.