Arson Determined in IN Cornfield Fire


Needham (IN) – Two boys, ages 9 and 10, could face arson charges after a cornfield was burned Sunday.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Department was called to the 3500 block of County Road 700 East in Needham on a report of a cornfield fire behind the Needham fire station.

Police said they found that the boys had been playing with a lighter in the field and set a leaf on fire.

The fire quickly grew out of control, which the boys attempted to put out, but couldn’t. They ran from the flames and back to their homes.

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