Chattanooga fire investigators arrested a 15-year old teen, Sunday afternoon after he was observed trying to start a fire.
Captain Andrew Waters with the Fire Investigation Division said the incident occurred shortly before noon at a two-story duplex at 5102 Woodland View Circle.
Captain Waters said a maintenance worker noticed the boy trying to set fire to a cereal box and an old shirt next to a dryer vent on the exterior of the duplex. When the worker started walking over to confront the teen, the teen ran.
No one was injured, and other than a little smoke in one apartment, the fire caused no damage to the building.
Chattanooga Police later found the boy hiding nearby in a garbage can. Captain Waters charged the boy with Arson and had him transported to the Juvenile Detention Center for booking.