Teen Arson



Payson police said a group of juveniles started this brush fire behind Walgreens Tuesday morning, April 11.

Payson and Diamond Star firefighters allowed some of the brush in the vacant lot to burn while controlling the spread with a foam retardant.

No property was damaged, and police were able to find and detain the suspects.

Payson Police Sgt. Rod Mamero said one juvenile faces a charge of reckless burning.

The apparent cause of the blaze was a paper bag set on fire.

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