TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (AP) — Fire officials say two children have been charged with starting a Taylorsville apartment building fire that displaced 20 people.
Unified Fire spokesman Dave Ulibarri said Sunday a 10-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl have been booked on one count each of aggravated arson.
KUTV in Salt Lake City reports (http://bit.ly/1IvsNFQ) that they and the girl’s 8-year-old sister were playing with lighters in a tree before the fire broke out Saturday afternoon.
Ulibarri says the fire quickly spread from the tree to the building’s attic. But no injuries were reported.
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According to fire crews, eight apartment units are uninhabitable.
The American Red Cross is helping residents relocate to other apartments within the complex.
Ulibarri says all three children live in the complex.
The 8-year-old is not being charged.
Information from: KUTV-TV, http://www.kutv.com/