Two teens admit to starting grass fire at Tarkington School

Two male teens admitted to starting a grass fireo n the west side of Tarkington School.

It happened just before 5 on Saturday. The South Bend Fire Department was called out to the scene by the two teens. Fire crews extinguished the fire that continued to grow, even showing flames on one side of the property.

The teens admitted to using a lighter to ignite the dry vegetation. They called 911 from a church nearby on Hickory and were treated and released. There was no structural damage.

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