Two 18-year-old women have been charged in connection with a fire at the Arrow Center for Education near Bel Air.
Rydesha Q. Cephas and Diana L. Sterling were both charged by criminal summons with second-degree malicious burning, attempting to burn property and reckless endangerment, according to a Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office news release.
The charges stem from an incident on June 5 at the private secondary school, in the 2400 block of Creswell Road, which resulted in less than $1,000 in damages to the shrubbery and a propane grill.
Cephas and Sterling allegedly put burning paper in and around the shrubbery and the grill and later, allegedly sprayed hair spray on to the fire as well, according to the news release.
Arrow Center staff members stopped the fire before it spread to the building or the grill's propane tank and no fire service was requested. There were no injuries either, according to the release.
If convicted, the women could serve up to seven years in jail as well as possibly have a $6,000 fine, the fire marshal's office said.