An 11-year-old boy in Arizona was charged with felony charges after he was accused of starting a wildfire that caused more than $30,000 in damage and destroyed two empty buildings before creeping within 20 feet of an occupied home.
The Yava County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that witnesses saw three boys. “Play with aerosol cans and lighters” on the former Beaver Creek Golf Course.
The sheriff said two other boys tried to stop the incident and put out the fire. but was not successful
“We sincerely hope this 11-year-old learns his lesson,” Sheriff David Rhodes said in a statement. “The Wildland team and firefighters have sacrificed their lives to protect the residents of our community. YCSO is going to go [hold] responsible person”;
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Bodycam video showing officers at the scene damage assessment One man said the fire had destroyed the beehive and the neighbor’s backyard.
“As they say It spread like wildfire.” One of them was heard pointing at the smoke on the horizon.
An unnamed child faces three criminal charges, including arson. criminal damage and danger In addition to the charge of negligent burning.
“We have entered the wildfire season. And when we enter the long weekend We want everyone to understand how quickly wildfires can start. and how dangerous to the community,” the sheriff’s office said.
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The fire broke out as communities were handling the massive Spur Fire in Baghdad, Arizona.
The fire destroyed two to thirty homes and covered 150 acres Thursday night. before firefighters can stop the spread.
and in California a week ago Authorities say three Contra Costa County children blew their homes and burned their vehicles and storage yard after playing with fire in their backyard.