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Teens admit starting small brush fire in New Tampa

TAMPA — Two 13-year-olds confessed to starting a brush fire that burned 4 acres near Freedom High School on Thursday evening, according to Tampa Fire Rescue.

One of the two boys called 911 after the matches they were playing with ignited the wooded area around homes in the 17000 block of Emerald Chase Drive in New Tampa, Fire Rescue said. No homes were damaged and no injuries were reported.

Investigators questioned the boys after the fire that began around 6:30 p.m. was extinguished. No criminal charges were filed.

Teens admit starting small brush fire in New Tampa 05/10/12 [Last modified: Friday, May 11, 2012 4:20pm]
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