12-year-old charged with arson following deadly house fire

A 12-year-old boy is now in custody, charged with Arson Causes Bodily Injury/Death, after police say an eight-year-old boy died and an elderly woman was injured in a house fire in Granite Shoals.

According to a news release from the Granite Shoals Police Department, officers were dispatched to a structure fire on Kingsvalley.  Upon their arrival, officers found the residence fully involved in flames.  They were advised that a neighbor had pulled an elderly woman out of the residence and that two children were possibly still inside. 

Firefighters from three fire departments worked to extinguish the blaze.  It was then discoved that an eight-year-old boy was dead inside.  The fire remains under investigation.



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