Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Two Frisco teens face arson charges for March 24 fires
The largest of the three fires is considered a total loss, with about $250,000 worth of damages.
Two Frisco teenagers face charges of arson and criminal mischief for three structure fires that occurred Sunday.
A 17-year-old and 15-year old are charged with starting fires at three homes that were under construction in the northeast area of the city.
The largest of the three fires is considered a total loss, with about $250,000 worth of damages resulting from the fire. In that case, 911 dispatchers received a call at 6:22 p.m. about a fire at 15178 Beckley.
Despite the fact that Frisco firefighters had the blaze under control by 6:46 p.m., the house frame had burned to the ground.
"The radiant heat was so hot it damaged one of our engines and a ladder truck," said John Gillette, Frisco fire marshal, in a statement released by the city. "The extreme heat broke glass and melted some of the plastic elements on our vehicles and equipment."
The second fire resulted in approximately $500 in damages to a second-story media room at 11239 Ashley Drive. There is no apparent damage as a result of the third fire at 15196 Bardwell Lane, which was confined to a living room fireplace.
The 17-year-old was jailed as an adult at the Frisco Police Department, while the 15-year-old was detained and taken to the Collin County Juvenile Detention facility.
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