4 teen girls charged in arson of vacant building

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Chattanooga fire investigators arrested four juvenile girls on charges of setting fire to a vacant building.

A Fire Department statement said no one was injured in the Thursday night fire at the former Old Narrow Bridge Restaurant. Eight Chattanooga fire companies responded, along with police and emergency personel.

The statement said the building was set ablaze as the mother of two of the girls who had taken them all to a nearby park sat in her car reading.

A Fire Department statement said the two 15-year-old girls, one 14-year-old and one 13-year-old are all from the north Georgia area. They were booked Monday on charges of arson, reckless endangerment and reckless burning.

There was no official estimate of damage to the building.

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