Fire leads to Arson charge

Juvenile charged with Arson

 

An East Main Street apartment sustained minor damage from a fire Saturday night and a juvenile has been charged with setting that fire, police said.

The juvenile accused of setting the blaze lit a candle and then touched the candle to a set of curtains, to start the fire about 9:30 p.m., police said. Officials described the damage to the interior of the apartment as largely cosmetic. 

The unnamed 12-year-old faces a Class B felony charge for arson, accused of intentionally setting a fire in an occupied structure.

The juvenile currently also faces a misdemeanor count of reckless endangerment because one other person was in the apartment when the fire was started.

Additional charges are likely in the case, police said as the building at 31 E. Main Street contains eight apartments, many of which were occupied at the time of the fire. It is likely the juvenile will face a reckless endangerment count for each person in the building at that time, police said.

Firefighters from Granville Engine and Hose, Granville Hook & Ladder and Middle Granville responded to 31 E. Main St. around 9:30 p.m. for the fire.

Granville police were first on the scene but found the fire had already been extinguished.

The fire was quickly put down by the occupants of the apartment and caused little damage, officials said.

No residents of the apartment or the apartment building were displaced by the fire, officials said.  No injuries were reported as a result of the fire.

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