Two boys were arrested and charged in connection with a car fire in Edgewood Friday that investigators say was deliberately set.
Shortly before 4 p.m. Friday, the Abingdon Volunteer Fire Company was alerted for a vehicle fire in the 400 block of Edgewood Road, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office.
The fire involved a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier which was parked at the rear of a commercial property, the Fire Marshal's Office said in a media release.
Four firefighters were able to control the fire in 10 minutes. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $1,500, the Fire Marshal's Office said. No injuries were reported.
Deputy state fire marshals determined that the fire was intentionally set. A joint investigation with the Harford County Sheriff's Office resulted in the arrests of two boys, ages 12 and 13, Fire Marshal's Office said.
Both boys have been charged as juveniles with second-degree arson and malicious burning first-degree, according to the Fire Marshal's Office.
The 12-year-old, charged by the sheriff's office with trespassing, interfering with police/fire personnel and vandalism, has been released to the custody of his parents.
The 13-year old, charged by the sheriff's office with trespassing, failure to obey a lawful police order, obstructing and hindering fire/police personnel and vandalism, has been detained in the Charles Hickey Youth Facility in Baltimore County, the Fire Marshal's Office said.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun