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Local Boy Under House Arrest After Starting Fire

A nine-year-old Archbold boy is under house arrest after he admitted to starting a fire that did $2,000 in damage.

The Archbold Fire Department was dispatched to a shed fire at 205 Middle Street at about 7:14 pm, Wednesday, Sept. 12.

Jacob Flores, of the same address, owned the shed.

An Archbold police officer also responded to the fire.

The officer stated in his report, “Upon arrival and during the investigation, a juvenile admitted to setting the fire.

“The juvenile stated he used gasoline and a lighter to start the fire.

“Damage was estimated at $2,000.

“The juvenile was taken into custody, and later released to a guardian on house arrest.”

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