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Fire chief: Juvenile started fire in vacant building


A juvenile is accused of arson after a fire in Dayton, Kentucky Sunday, according to the city’s fire chief.

The vacant building, located in the 600 block of Brooklyn Avenue, suffered $45,000 in damages. Police found accelerant and a lighter at the scene.

The juvenile is younger than 16-year-old, but older than 13-years-old, according to Dayton Police Chief David Halfhill.

Halfhill said police spotted the teen watching the fire and he was taken into custody where he admitted to starting the fire. He is currently in the Campbell County Juvenile Detention where he is charged with arson, according to Halfhill.

The building has been vacant for a few years, according to officials.

Police have not given a motive at this time. 

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