6 Juveniles Charged in Moosup Barn Fire

Six juveniles were seen walking from the barn half an hour before the fire.

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013  |  Updated 3:49 PM EDT
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6 Juveniles Charged in Moosup Barn Fire

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Six juveniles are suspected in a barn fire in Moosup.

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Six juveniles suspected of being involved in a fire at an abandoned farm in Moosup on Aug. 21 have been arrested and charged with arson, among other charges.

Witnesses told investigators that several youths were spotted walking from the property about half an hour before the fire. 

Police said they arrested youths between 12 and 17 years olf and they admitted to setting multiple fires in the area, which subsequently led to the barn fire, police said said.

Crews received a report of fire on Barber Hill Road around 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 21 and members of the Moosup, Central Village, Atwood Hose, Oneco and Plainfield fire departments, as well as American Legion Ambulance, responded and found the barn engulfed in flames.

The Plainfield fire marshal determined that the cause of the fire was arson.

The juveniles were charged with third-degree arson and criminal trespass in the third degree. 

All juveniles are scheduled to appear at the Willimantic Juvenile Court on Oct. 1. 

No one was injured in the fire, which was contained to the abandoned structure and did not spread to the fields or other abandoned structures on the property. 
 

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