Four teenage girls between the ages of 12 and 14 were arrested on juvenile court charges of setting a fire that destroyed an unoccupied house earlier this month. The fire sent a police officer and firefighter to the hospital.

Police in Ferndale, PA say a 12-year-old and three 14-year-olds are facing charges of felony arson, causing a catastrophe, trespassing, and endangering another person.

According to Chief John Blake, the girls started the April 3rd fire in a duplex using aerosol sprays like bug spray and Lysol.

“They placed a shoebox on the couch and threw lit pieces of paper into the box that had been sprayed with accelerant,” Blake said.

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The girls were immediately deemed suspects after they shared a Snapchat video of themselves starting the fire. Photos later surfaced of the girls standing outside the scene to watch the fire unfold.

When police asked them why they set the fire, the girls told them "they were bored,” Blake said.

One police officer was hospitalized with smoke inhalation, and the fireman was treated at the hospital for a medical issue.

All four teens were released to custody of their parents until their cases are heard in court.

Chief Blake says the investigation is still ongoing and that damages are still being calculated.

“I’m just thankful the injuries weren’t more severe, or these girls could be facing homicide charges,” he said.

 

The four girls are also being investigated in connection to an attempted arson earlier in the day when a nearby home was broken into and a mattress was set on fire.

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Quad City Area Home With Waterslide, Stage & More Selling For $2.5 Million

This gorgeous home for sale is just an hour away from the Quad Cities. Located at 26960 Sieverding Ridge in Bellevue, IA, this beautiful home is what the realtor is calling "an entertainers dream". It has 4 bedrooms, 3.75 bathrooms, a 4 car garage, an in ground pool with a 97 foot waterslide, a full lodge with a bar and stage, and so much more. This is the listing of the house, according to the Dubuque Area For Sale By Owner website.

This property has a 4,499 square foot house, a detached lodge with full bar and garage/workspace/shop, and an in ground fiberglass pool with a 97 foot water slide and pool house .

This gorgeous home is located in the country and is just 2 minutes away from homey, beautiful, Bellevue, Iowa. 

It features many custom upgrades including, but not limited too:
  • All brick home
  • Granite countertops including 2 islands in the main kitchen
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Beverage cooler
  • Maple and bamboo hardwood floors
  • 2 fireplaces
  • Large master suite
  • Walk-in closets
  • Full kitchen in the basement
  • 3 dishwashers
  • Large walk in pantry
  • Large dining room area
  • 2 laundry rooms
  • Forced air heat and central air
  • Mud room/ locker area off the garage
  • Office
  • Large windows that allows natural lighting.

The property also includes a detached garage/lodge/bar/shop area that 3,440 square foot and all brick. The garage/lodge also has many customs upgrades including, but not limited too:
  • Full kitchen with granite countertops
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Living and dining area
  • Full bathroom
  • Storage area that is currently used as a hunting lodge
  • Forced air heat and central air
  • Full bar entertainment area with stage that seats 50 plus people
  • Additional garage area that can used for multiple purposes including shop area, boat storage, etc. 

And of course this home has a gorgeous in ground pool and gorgeous outdoor space. The in ground fiberglass pool is salt water and 16' x 40' and a kiddie pool/ tanning ledge that is 8' x 16' and an automatic pool cover. The pool also includes a basketball hoop. A large concrete deck overlooks the pool area where the 97 foot water slide begins. 

There is a pool house too that includes a half bathroom, storage area, pool equipment room, full bar with ice machine, beverage coolers, stainless steel sinks, and concrete bar. A large built in pergola sits on the tanning deck which provides cooling shade. The pool is surrounded by concrete that creates space for many entertainment options. 

See what this gorgeous, $2.5 million home in Bellevue, IA looks like below!