(STURGIS) – A teenager is facing charges of arson related to a fire that destroyed a Sturgis home in March.
The Sturgis Police Department says they will seek charges of Arson of a Dwelling and Home Invasion against a 16 year old boy who confessed to setting fire to a home at 110 East Congress Street. The fire happened on March 9 at 11:55 PM and heavy smoke and flames were coming from the front of the residence when authorities arrived. Neighbors told public safety officials that the home had been unoccupied for approximately three weeks.
Sturgis Police and Fire Department personnel as well as the State Fire Marshal worked together both the night of the fire and afterwards to determine the cause of the blaze.