INDIANTOWN, Fla., May 14 (UPI) -- Three Florida children, ages 7, 8 and 10, face charges for allegedly starting a Mother's Day wildfire that destroyed two homes, police say.
Several other homes in the Indiantown, Fla., area were threatened by the fire that consumed about 700 acres and forced evacuations, the Palm Beach Post reported Thursday.
Police said the children, whose names were not released, started the fires by throwing lighted matches into grass and palmettos.
The pre-teen suspects were arrested Wednesday on charges of intentional burning of lands, a third-degree felony. All three were released into the custody of their parents.