Deputies: Boys face multiple charges after breaking into vacant house, setting fire near Ocala


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OCALA, Florida — Deputies say six boys are accused of breaking into a vacant home and starting a small fire.

A neighbor saw the boys inside the home near Ocala and called the Marion County Sheriff's Office on Sunday.

The Ocala Star-Banner ( ) reports four of the boys were walking out of the front of the house when deputies arrived and arrested. Two ran out the back of the house and were later caught and arrested. They are 14, 13, 12, 11, 10 and 9 years old.

Deputies put out the fire before it spread.

The boys were taken to a juvenile detention center. They face burglary, arson and criminal mischief charges.

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