Police arrested two teenagers on charges they started a pair of Anderson grass fires.
Anderson police Detective Joel Sandefur said two other teens were also being sought in connection with the Wednesday evening fires on the city's east side.
Fire battalion chief Eric Hutchison told The Herald Bulletin that one of the fires was quickly contained but the other a few blocks away spread and damaged a home, melting the siding off the house.
Neighbor Dale Collins, 65, said he was nervous because the fire could have spread to his home, RTV6's Derrik Thomas reported.
"Theyre idiots. I don't know what parents are doing, what they are thinking," Collins said. "This generation, I don't know about. We weren't brought up that way. We were taught to respect people and to respect property. Theyre not respecting anything.
Resident Dawn Joslan said the fire was set just three blocks from her house.
"It is very scary. They have done silly things in the neighborhood before," Joslan said. "Unfortunately, it is very dangerous and I don't think they realize that.
Sandefur said the teens could face arson, criminal mischief and criminal recklessness charges.
"Parents need to know what their children are doing during the day and the evening, what they are doing and who they are with, to make sure they are not involved in activities of this nature because there are severe consequences," Sandefur said.
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