September 23, 2014 22:53
Earlier today a Portland Fire Investigator arrested two 12 year old juveniles, who admitted to lighting a play structure on fire at a school (14750 SE Clinton). The fire occur ed at 8:26 PM on September 13th and no school children were present or injured, however the fire caused an estimated $10,000 in damage. Responding firefighters were also very concerned about the fire spreading due to flying fire brands and the dry environment.
The Juveniles were each arrested for 1 count of Arson 2, which is a class C felony with a maximum sentence of 5 years in prison and $125,000 fine. The goal in cases like this is to keep the community safe and to help the children to make better choices in the future. Counseling and education are often a big part of helping these young offenders to turn their