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Teens arrested, charged with setting pants on fire at Colerain Walmart

Posted at 6:53 PM, Feb 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-05 19:34:25-05

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Two juveniles were arrested and charged Monday with setting fires inside a Walmart, according to Colerain Township police.

The pair will face multiple charges of aggravated arson for the Jan. 20 incident, which forced the store to close while investigators searched for the culprit. They ultimately discovered two fires -- one of which had originated with a blazing pair of pants.

Although no one was injured, Colerain Officer James Love said the risk the fires presented to employees and customers would influence the charges brought against the suspects.

"With this many people, this kind of occupancy situation, you could look at some pretty serious charges," Love said.