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11-year-old girl Palm Coast facing possible arson charges

3:46 PM, Apr 1, 2013   |    comments
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FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. -- The Flagler County Sheriff's Office reports that an 11-year-old Palm Coast girl could possibly face arson charges in connection with a fire that started Saturday evening in a wooded lot in Palm Coast.

Around 6:42 p.m. Saturday, the Palm Coast Fire Department and Flagler County Sheriff's Office responded to a fire in a vacant wooded lot across from 123 Pine Grove Drive.

The deputies reported the blaze was about 15-feet in diameter with flames about 12-feet high. Firefighters extinguished the fire quickly and then notified the State Fire Marshal.

The father of the Palm Coast girl believes that his daughter could have possibly caused the fire with a lighter that was in his garage, according to deputies.

Flagler County Sheriff James L. Manfre said "We appreciate this girl's father getting involved by letting us know what may have happened. Our hope is that this child and the other children involved will get counseling on the dangers of their actions."

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