Arson case in court

Two male teenagers charged with arson in relation to two fires on May 5 in Red Deer’s south end made a brief court appearance in Red Deer youth court on Thursday.

Two male teenagers charged with arson in relation to two fires on May 5 in Red Deer’s south end made a brief court appearance in Red Deer youth court on Thursday.

The 16-year-old and 17-year-old were charged in connection with fires in Vanier Woods.

RCMP responded to a 911 call around 12:30 a.m.

A house under construction was on fire on Viscount Drive. Witnesses reported seeing four people running away from the scene.

A police dog team was called in to track the suspects when RCMP noticed a second house on fire a short distance away on Voisin Close.

RCMP were able to extinguish the second fire before the fire department arrived.

The first house received considerable damage to the interior, said RCMP.

Damage for the second residence was confined to the attached garage.

Both houses were under construction and had no one inside.

The pair will return to youth court on Aug. 30, when it’s expected that pleas will be entered.

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