From the Office of the State Fire Marshal:
HARFORD COUNTY, MD (April 24, 2014) – Deputy State Fire Marshals and the Havre de Grace Police Department responded to the Boys and Girls Club of Havre de Grace located at 351 Lewis Lane after a trash can was set on fire.
The 7:01 p.m. fire was quickly extinguished by four firefighters from the Aberdeen Volunteer Fire Department. A commercial grade trash can located on the exterior of the building was determined to have been set on fire by a 16 year-old male after a verbal altercation with the gymnasium supervisor. Witnesses saw the teen set the fire and quickly notified 911. The fire damage was estimated at nearly $400.
The teenager was interviewed and subsequently charged with 2nd Degree Malicious Burning and Burning of a Trash Container. He was released to the custody of his parent pending actions by the Harford County Department of Juvenile Services.