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Guelph teens arrested for boat arson

A Guelph fire vehicle appears in a file photo. (CTV Kitchener) A Guelph fire vehicle appears in a file photo. (CTV Kitchener)

Guelph police have arrested two 14-year-old boys in connection to a fire that destroyed a boat earlier this year.

At around 5 p.m. on April 26, emergency services were called to a business near Eramosa Road and Stevenson Street North after someone spotted thick smoke coming from a boat in the parking lot.

Guelph Fire extinguished the flames and found an empty bottle of alcohol, a barbecue lighter and several rags inside the boat.

The incident was captured on a nearby security camera and police released descriptions of the two suspects they were looking for the next day.

On Monday, police said the two 14-year-olds had been arrested over the weekend and charged with arson.

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