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11-Year-Old Charged for Ovid Fire

11-Year-Old Charged with Ovid Fire

     SENECA CO. (WENY) --  An 11-year-old boy has been charged with starting that fire that destroyed multiple downtown buildings.  Investigators say the kid was playing with a lighter and accidentally set the trash on fire behind the New Dragon Chinese restaurant.

     That fire grew, partly fueled by propane tanks, and spread to a total of four buildings.  The child's name is not being released.

     He is being charged with arson as a juvenile delinquent.