Three children charged in Indiantown brush fire

Posted by Rachel Leigh email

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Three children, responsible for setting a fire in Indiantown on Mother's Day, were arrested Wednesday.

The three juveniles ages 7, 8 and 10, whose names were not released, were charged with Intentional Burning of Lands, a third-degree felony. All three subjects were released to their parents.

According to authorities, the juveniles allegedly started the fire in a wooded area near Palm Beach Road and 173rd St SW in Indiantown on May 10 by striking matches and throwing them into the grass and palmettos.

The fire known as the Indian Trail fire has burned approximately 2,200 acres causing the destruction of two occupied structures and an undetermined amount of damage to other property.

Bronson's Division of Forestry and the Martin County Fire Department are still battling the blaze.