Winnipeg teens arrested for February fires that destroyed vacant buildings

Winnipeg police say they’ve arrested a trio of teens in connection with a fire that destroyed two vacant buildings in February.

The major crimes unit took over investigation of the Feb. 7 Balmoral Street blaze, police said, and arrested the teens, ages 13, 15 and 16, on Sunday.

No one was injured in the incident, and the three youths, two boys and a girl, each face a charge of possessing incendiary materials and two counts of arson causing damage to property.

They were released into the custody of adults.

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