Teens charged in starting fire at Voorhees Park in Reading - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

UPDATE: Teens charged after confessing to starting Reading fire

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READING, OH (FOX19) -

Four young people confessed to accidentally starting a fire that could be seen from I-75.

It happened at Voorhees Park in Reading on Wednesday night.

Authorities say a garbage can caught on fire. The fire then spread to the roof of a picnic shelter in the park.

Officers say the four teenage boys turned themselves into police on Friday.

Police tell FOX19 the boys, who are 14 and 15-years-old, were remorseful. The juveniles told police it was an accident, they were playing with paper and a flammable liquid. They were turned over to their parents. 

Each of the four teens have been charged with one count of arson and two counts of vandalism.

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