Three boys arrested for burning home near Truckee |

Three boys arrested for burning home near Truckee

TRUCKEE ” Three boys have been arrested for the arson and burglary of a home in Sierra Meadows.

At about 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, Truckee Fire and CalFire responded to reports of a structure fire at an unoccupied home on Columbine Road, according to a Truckee Police press release.

Fire personnel where able to contain the fire to an upstairs bathroom, keeping damage to an estimated $25,000, according to the release.

Several witnesses reported three juveniles were seen allegedly running from the scene, and Truckee Fire requested Truckee Police aid in the investigation, according to the release, and the cause of the fire was determined to be arson.

Witnesses were able to identify the three boys and where they lived, according to the release.

The boys, 13, 14, and 14 years old, admitted to playing with fire and gasoline inside the residence, and two were treated for minor burns at Tahoe Forest Hospital, according to the release.

All three were booked into Juvenile Hall in Nevada City on charges of arson and burglary.

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