From the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office:
Deputy State Fire Marshals have charged two Street juveniles with intentionally setting fire this afternoon. The two juveniles are twelve and fifteen years of age and were identified by a team of investigators from the State Fire Marshal’s Office.
Investigators determined that the youths broke out a glass block window then set fire to combustibles. They then threw the burning items into the window where it spread to the sports equipment.
The 1:08 PM incident occurred at 1527 Whiteford Road, Street and caused significant damage to the 15’ X 40’ one story brick building. The structure was owned by the Harford County Parks and Recreation Department. The building was used as an athletic equipment storage facility for local youth teams. Twenty-five firefighters responded to the one alarm fire from Darlington, Bel Air, and Whiteford. There were no injuries reported and damages are estimated to exceed $35,000 to the building and its contents.
The juveniles were released to the custody of their parents and will be referred to the Department of Juvenile Services for further action. They both will be charged with second degree arson, first degree malicious burning, and malicious destruction of property.