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Police: Flares lit by boys caused house fire that killed 13 dogs

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By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson
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By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson
By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson
   EAST CARONDELET, Ill. (AP) -- Investigators say flares ignited by two boys searching for gasoline for a stolen vehicle sparked a southwestern Illinois fire that killed 13 dogs.
   The two boys, ages 13 and 12, are in custody in connection with Monday's blaze in East Carondelet. But their names haven't been released, with investigators expected to present their case to St. Clair county prosecutors Wednesday. The juveniles are expected to be charged.
   Sheriff's Capt. Steve Johnson says the boys were headed to a relative's house in a stolen car when they ran out of gas, then went into a property owner's shed and knocked over a motorcycle in search of fuel.
   Johnson says flares the boys found and lit ignited the shed, and the flames spread to an occupied house nearby.
   Twelve miniature pinschers and a pit bull died in the blaze.

 

 

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