Two juveniles charged with arson after Washington, Ind. house fire

Two juveniles have been detained after police accused them of starting a house fire in Washington, Indiana.

Posted: Feb 8, 2018 10:46 PM

WASHINGTON, Ind. (WTHI) - Two juveniles have been detained after police accused them of starting a house fire in Washington, Indiana.

It happened on Thursday just after 5:00 p.m.

Officers were called to an active house fire at 612 SW 5th Street.

Witnesses told police they saw two juveniles leaving the area just before the fire started.

Two minors were taken into custody and charged with arson and criminal trespass.

They are both being held at the South West Youth Village pending a court hearing.

Police say the home was empty, and no injuries were reported.

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