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Kids play with fire; $92, 000 house burns

By Times Wires
Published May 30, 2007


On Tuesday we warned of love bugs. Today, it's fire bugs. Three Clay County kids playing with fireworks have been arrested in connection with a May 23 blaze in northeast Florida that destroyed a $92, 000 house. The minors, who weren't named, each face a misdemeanor reckless burning of lands charge, according to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

In a separate case, a 16-year-old Jackson County boy was charged with intentional burning of lands, a felony. He's accused of throwing a homemade gasoline-filled bomb into a wooded area near Graceville. Both fires were put out quickly.