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17-year-old charged with arson for fire at teen group home

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - Chattanooga Police arrested a minor for allegedly setting a fire at a group home for teens.

Firefighters responded to the Scholze Adolescent Center on Pineville Road around 9:00pm Tuesday night.

Crews found a fire coming from a ceiling vent in one of the rooms. The fire was put out quickly and damages were estimated around $500.

Three staff members and 17 teens were there at the time of the fire. Investigators determined a 17-year-old was responsible for the fire.

The boy was arrested and charged with aggravated arson. He was taken to the Juvenile Detention Center.

More charges may be filed pending investigation.
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