Juvenile charged with arson

A 17-year-old who lives at Youth for Tomorrow was charged with starting a fire Saturday evening at the residential group home for at-risk teenage boys, said Battalion Chief C. Hadden Culp, Prince William Fire and Rescue spokesman.

“A resident was charged with arson in connection with that fire and he’s being held at the Juvenile Detention Center,” Culp said.

An automated fire alarm system alerted on-duty monitors, who called local volunteer fire departments and reported the fire. The blaze caused about $250,000 worth of damage to Youth for Tomorrow at 10105 Linton Hall Road in Bristow, Culp said.

Firefighting units from Stonewall Jackson, Manassas, Manassas Park, Yorkshire, Nokesville, Gainesville and Lake Jackson volunteer fire departments responded to the 5:41 p.m. fire, said Culp

Youth for Tomorrow has room to temporarily accommodate everyone, he said.

“They were probably going to be able to relocate those who were displaced there on site,” Culp said Saturday after the fire.

No civilians were injured in the fire, but a Manassas volunteer firefighter was taken to Prince William Hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation, Culp said.

Staff writer Keith Walker can be reached at (703) 878-8063.

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