Teens Allegedly Set House on Fire in Hampshire County

Teens Allegedly Set House on Fire in Hampshire County

Two Springfield teens are facing charges after deputies say the two intentionally set a house on fire along with multiple hay bales Tuesday in Hampshire County.
HAMPSHIRE COUNTY, W.Va. - Two Springfield teens are facing charges after deputies say the two intentionally set a house on fire along with multiple hay bales Tuesday in Hampshire County. 

Deputies with the Hampshire County Sheriff's Office say Colton Clower, 19, and a 17-year-old admitted to setting three separate fires along Little Cacapon Road near Augusta. 

The two were caught by deputies just before 2 p.m. Tuesday in their vehicle in the area of Little Cacapon Baptist Church. They say the house was a total loss from the fire, and 22 hay bales were destroyed. 

Deputies arrested Clower are charged him with one count of first-degree arson, two counts of third-degree arson and three counts of conspiracy to commit a felony. The 17-year-old was released to his parents and juvenile petitions will be filed with the Hampshire County Prosecuting Attorney's Office. 

The West Virginia State Police along with the West Virginia Fire Marshal's Office assisted the Hampshire County Sheriff's Office in this incident. 

The investigation is ongoing. 
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