Two Runaway Teens Charged after House Fire

Posted at: 02/15/2013 3:45 PM

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- Two North Iowa teenagers are facing charges after a house fire Thursday.

Police say they responded to a home fire at 1619 south Wilson Ave. around 5 p.m.  An investigation lead authorities to believe the fire was arson.

During that time, a suspicious subject was spotted at a nearby repair shop.  The two teenagers were found inside a car, attempted to steal it.

The 13-year-old is charged with arson and theft.  The 14-year-old was charged with arson, theft and interference with official acts.

The pair are runaways from Francis Lauer Youth Shelter.

They are being held at the Waterloo Juvenile Detention Center.