Two youngsters accused in an 0ctober 1997 fire at a Hagerstown apartment building admitted their involvement Wednesday during a juvenile hearing in Washington County Circuit Court.
The boys, ages 12 and 14, were sent to Noyes Detention Center in Rockville, Md., pending disposition for malicious destruction of property.
"You both seem to be out of control," said Judge John H. McDowell after hearing reports about difficulties both were having in school. "I don't know what else to do."
When Hagerstown Fire Department personnel responded at 6:23 p.m. to a fire at 121 Manor Drive, Apt. 2-A, they found a rug and blankets on fire against the baseboard of the apartment.