3 Boys Charged With Setting Fire that Damaged Historic Staten Island House

Investigators say Facebook posts led them to the suspects

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013  |  Updated 10:42 PM EDT
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3 Boys Charged With Setting Fire to Historic NY House

Staten Island Advance

An Aug. 28 fire badly damaged the Kruser-Finley House in Staten Island.

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Three boys were charged Wednesday with setting a fire that badly damaged a historic house on Staten Island. 

The fire broke out at the Kruser-Finley House on Aug. 28. Fire marshals tracked down the boys because they "bragged about it on Facebook," according to a source familiar to the investigation.

The boys, ages 12, 13 and 15, were charged with arson, criminal mischief, burglary, reckless endangerment and criminal trespass, the fire department said.

The boys, who haven't been identified because of their ages, were released to their parents after a court hearing.

The Kruser-Finley House was built in 1790 and is part of Historic Richmond Town, a living history and museum complex.

Brynn Gingras contributed to this report. 

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