Lusby Teen Charged with Arson

CALVERT COUNTY, Md. (May 29, 2012) – Deputy State Fire Marshal’s have charged a 14-year-old juvenile from the Lusby area with First Degree Arson. The fire was located in a one story, single family dwelling at 11484 H.G. Trueman Road in Lusby.

A total of 45 volunteer firefighters responded from the Solomon’s, St. Leonard, Prince Frederick, Bay District and Hollywood Volunteer Fire Departments to the one alarm fire dispatched at 11:39 pm on May 28. Upon arrival, the fire department found fire coming from the roof which caused approximately $150,000 damage to the dwelling. Working smoke alarms assisted the family members in exiting the residence safely.

Investigation revealed the fire was intentionally set by the juvenile in a bedroom when playing with a lighter and newspapers. The juvenile was released to the custody of his grandparents pending his juvenile hearing. American Red Cross is assisting the displaced family members.

Source: Office of State Fire Marshal

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