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Two Juvenile Girls Arrested For Christmas Day Brush Fires

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Two juveniles have been arrested in connection with several fires set in Rutherford County on Christmas Day.

Officials with the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department said crews responded to several brush fires on a property near Agri-Park Drive in Murfreesboro last Wednesday.

Crews arrived on the scene just after 12:30 p.m. last Wednesday and worked to extinguish the fires. A large hay bale and an abandoned barn also had to be extinguished.

The Fire Marshall's Office was called in for further investigation. Tracy Summar, Assistant Fire Marshall, said another fire near the area had also been intentionally set but had already been put out when crews arrived on the scene.

Investigators were able to identify two suspects they believed to have set the fires. Both suspects were females under the age of 18.

The suspects were both charged with a count of reckless burning. They appeared in court this week and were then released to their parents.

A hearing was set for March 17, 2014.

The girls' identities were not released.

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