3 teens charged with arson in connection to string of Sylacauga house fires

SYLACAUGA, AL (WBRC) - Sylacauga police are investigating a string of house fires in the area.

Approximately five houses were set on fire in the Sylacauga area beginning around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Houses burned on West Pine Street, Oakland Avenue, West 8th Street and Near Arco Dairy Road. Most were unoccupied, except one in the N Douglas Avenue area.

Three juveniles were questioned about the fires, according to the Sylacauga police chief.

The three teens were each charged with four counts of second-degree arson and one count of first-degree arson.

Police say the teens are being held in the Anniston Department of Youth Services Detention Facility.

No injuries have been reported.

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