Boys Charged With Arson After Being Photographed Setting Fires

Six juveniles have been charged with fourth-degree arson after a witness caught them in the act.

Police say the witness photographed the boys setting fires in a creekbed just east of Sagebrush Park, which is near Airport and Murray. The boys reportedly were using a lighter and an aerosol can.

Colorado Springs police and the Fire Department both responded after the witness called police. The boys tried running away after spotting firefighters, but were quickly located at nearby Sand Creek Elementary School.

Authorities want to remind the public that even though it's winter, fire danger still remains high. Use caution with any outdoor activities.