17-Year-Old Faces Arson Charge

May 5, 2008

Police and fire officials in Nampa, Idaho say a 17-year-old girl faces arson charges after fire caused substantial damage to a home she was visiting.

Nampa Assistant Fire Chief Doug Strosnider says the blaze caused about $50,000 worth of damage and left the home uninhabitable. The teen-ager’s name was not released, the Idaho Statesman reports.

No one was hurt in the blaze.

Investigators determined the fire was set intentionally inside a bedroom by the girl, who was visiting family friends.

Police declined to say what the motive was. The teen was released to the custody of her parents.

Source: Idaho Statesman.

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