17-year-old girl charged after fire at Children’s Home

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17-year-old girl charged after fire at Children’s Home

A 17-year-old girl who was detained following a fire at a Tacarigua children’s home has been charged with the offence.
According rto reports, the girl is believed to have deliberately set the fire in the office of one of the House Mothers at the Child Support Centre after threatening to kill a staff member during the early hours of June 9.
She is believed to have confessed to police of the arson before she was officially charged.
Eighteen children were rescued from what could have been a major disaster as a fire broke out around 1.30 am.
The fire gutted the top floor of the Children’s Authority of Trinidad & Tobago’s, Crown Street, Tacarigua facility but fortunately none of the 18 female residents was injured.
A security officer had initially reported that he noticed the teenage girl destroying items in the facility’s front office and had said the girl then pulled some exposed electrical wiring and its sparks started the fire.
That account was later discounted.

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