Photo via Stough Canyon Nature Center Instagram
Photo via Stough Canyon Nature Center Instagram

Two teen boys ignored those warnings never to play with fire and will have to go to court in May after their arrests for setting blazes in five trash cans at the Stough Park Nature Center in Burbank.

The fires were set between November and February inside the men’s and women’s room at the center, which is in the Verdugo Mountains, and appeared to have been started with a lighter, according to Burbank police Sgt. Derek Green.

There was no structural damage, he said.

A witness gave investigators a partial license plate number and detectives were able to identify two Burbank boys, ages 16 and 17, Green said.

They were detained on Monday and admitted to lighting the fires, Green said.

Both were arrested on suspicion of arson of property, booked at the Burbank Police Department and released to their parents, according to the sergeant, who said the youths are due in court in May.

— City News Service

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