Teens accused of setting fire to school

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Two 13-year-old boys face criminal charges after fire broke out at an elementary school in Burlington, Iowa.

The fire was reported just after 9 p.m. Sunday, August 5, 2012 at Corse Elementary School, 700 South Starr Street.  The fire damaged the roof and smoke filled hallways of the building.  Damage was estimated at less than $10,000.

Investigators determined the cause of the fire was suspicious.

At about 5 p.m. Monday, August 6, two 13-year-old boys were arrested in connection with the fire.  The boys were each charged with one felony count of second-degree arson.  The boys were held at the Lee County Juvenile Detention Center pending an appearance in court.

Anyone with information about this fire is asked to contact Burlington Police at (319) 753-8375 or (310) 753-8369. 

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