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Teens accused of burning down house

June 3, 2004

Grady County - Investigators charged three 13 year old girls and a 14 year old boy in connection with a May 24th fire that destroyed a house at the intersection of Drew and Hudson Roads in Grady County.

The teens told investigators they were playing with cigarettes and lighters and caught a chair on fire. They thought it was extinguished before they left.

Fire Investigator Larry Ivey says, "Basically the house, when I got there was fully involved. It was an old structure so there was nothing you could do but just keep it from spreading."

The boy is charged with burglary and arson. The girls are all charged with criminal trespassing.

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