Home, Brush Fires Set Deliberately In Palm Bay

By  //  November 10, 2013

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Two 13-year olds arrested for setting brush fire

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ABOVE MAP: According to authorities, a house fire on Sloan St. NW was deliberately set and the investigation in this case is still ongoing.

BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – Two teenage boys were arrested for setting a small brush fire in a vacant lot in southeast Palm Bay, according to Yvonne Martinez, Public Information Coordinator of the city of Palm Bay.

According to authorities, a house fire on Sloan St. NW was deliberately set and the investigation in this case is still ongoing. (Palm Bay Fire Rescue image)

According to authorities, a house fire on Sloan St. NW was deliberately set and the investigation in this case is still ongoing. (Palm Bay Fire Rescue image)

A second, unrelated house fire on Sloan St. NW was also deliberately set and the investigation in this case is still ongoing.

At approximately 11:15 a.m. Sunday firefighters responded to the 1100 block of Sloan St. for reports of a structure fire. When firefighters arrived there were flames through the roof. The house was vacant and in foreclosure and there was no power to the home.

FIRE DELIBERATELY SET

The fire marshal responded to the scene to begin the investigation which revealed the fire was deliberately set with multiple points of origin. It is the third fire at the residence since June. The investigation is ongoing with assistance from the state fire marshal’s office.

 At approximately 11:47 a.m. Sunday police and firefighters responded to the area of Brickell St. and Trinidad Ave SE for reports of a brush fire. The brush fire is unrelated to the earlier call on Sloan. When firefighters arrived they contained the fire to the northwest corner.

There were no structures in danger and no injuries reported. Witnesses in the area at the time of the fire reported seeing two juveniles running from the scene right after the fire started. Patrol officers quickly located two 13-year-old boys in the area matching the description given by the witnesses. The boys were interviewed and admitted to setting the fires.

Both boys are being charged with intentional burning of lands and were turned over to the Juvenile Detention Center for processing as one of the boys was reported as a runaway the night before.


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