11-year-old girl faces arson charges

Published On: Apr 02 2013 01:55:52 AM HST   Updated On: Apr 02 2013 01:55:00 AM HST

An 11-year-old girl faces arson charges after her father told them she may have set fire to a wooded lot in north Florida, sheriff's deputies said.

Flagler County sheriff's spokeswoman Debra Johnson told the Daytona Beach News-Journal that the father called deputies on Saturday to report that his child and some other children set the vacant lot on fire.

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Deputies and Palm Coast firefighters quickly extinguished the fire. The state Fire Marshal's Office was notified.

The father said the girl took a lighter from their garage.

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