Machine Shop Fire Started by Two Boys

Staff Report

NewsWest 9

MIDLAND COUNTY - Thousands of dollars worth of equipment up in smoke, and two little boys are getting the blame.

It happened at a machine shop in Midland County.

The shop caught fire just after six on Friday night off County Road 53.

It started out as a grassfire, then the flames engulfed the shop.

Midland County Fire Marshal Dale Little says a seven-year-old and nine-year-old boy started the blaze, and it was a costly one.

The destroyed equipment is worth about $100,000.

The parents of the two boys were ticketed for violating the burn ban and reckless endangerment.