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Hagerstown teen, 17, charged with arson

June 05, 2008

A 17-year-old Hagerstown boy is charged with arson in a Tuesday night fire that destroyed a vacant house on Linwood Road, Hagers-town Fire Department officials said.

The house, which is in a remote area behind Greenberry Hills and Wesel Boulevard at 1211 Linwood Road, was a total loss, the department said.

The Hagerstown Fire Marshal's office determined the fire was an act of arson and, with the help of the Hagers-town Police Department, arrested the 17-year-old.

The boy, whose name was not released, is charged with second degree arson, first-degree malicious burning and reckless endangerment, the department said.

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