Jun 14, 2013 12:05 PM by AP(PHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINE)
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Residents of a Flagstaff neighborhood scurried to put out a fire started by three juveniles burning ants with a magnifying glass.
The Arizona Daily Sun that the juveniles included 13- and 14-year-old girls as well as a boy whose age wasn't stated.
The two girls tried to stomp out the fire while the boy ran away when the fire started Wednesday.
A neighbor told police he heard a commotion and saw flames when he went outside. The man strung together garden hoses and sprayed water on the fire, while another neighbor used a bucket to toss water on the flames.
Firefighters arrived and hosed down the area to make sure the 10-by-20-foot fire was fully out.
The girls were referred to juvenile court to face allegations of reckless burning.