2 teens accused of setting Burlington house on fire
BURLINGTON, N.C. — Two teens are accused of setting a Burlington house on fire Wednesday afternoon.
Firefighters were leaving the scene of a fire on Knollwood Drive in Burlington around 1:30 p.m. when they saw smoke coming from a home located at 1466 Morningside Drive.
A witness told investigators that two teens were seen near the unoccupied home prior to the fire.
The 17-year-old and 15-year-old were found in the area with evidence linking them to the fire scene.
Both were charged with one count each of misdemeanor breaking and entering and felony burning an uninhabited house.
One of the teens was identified as Quyre Hopper, 17, of 1904 Morningside Drive in Burlington. He is being held in the Alamance County Jail under a $25,000 bond.
The 15-year-old will face the same charges in juvenile court.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Burlington Police Department at (336) 229-3500 or Crimestoppers at (336) 229-7100.