BRADDOCK HEIGHTS, Md. - Two Jefferson, Md., men, including a volunteer firefighter, were charged with second-degree arson in Wednesday's $500,000 fire that destroyed the Braddock Roller Rink, according to Deputy Chief State Fire Marshal Robert B. Thomas Jr.
Kristopher Kettells, 20, and Allen Eugene Crocker, 19, both of Holter Road, were charged late Wednesday, Thomas said.
Crocker, a member of the Jefferson Volunteer Fire Co., was on one of the engines that responded to the fire, according to charging documents.
Both were being held in the Frederick County Detention Center Thursday night on $250,000 bond each, jail officials said.
Seven deputy state fire marshals from across the state, and eight to 10 federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms returned to the site of the two-alarm blaze around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday to sift through the debris of the 96-year-old wood-frame building and collect evidence, Thomas said.
The fire destroyed the building at 4607 Old Swimming Pool Road, which contained a roller rink and bowling alley.