SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. - A Shasta County youth home was damaged by fire early Friday. Investigators say it could be a case of arson, possibly started by teens who were staying there.
The fire was reported just after midnight.
According to a news release from Redding Fire Department, there were 8 people staying at the youth group home on Cowgill Lane. It's located off Lake Boulevard, north of Redding in the Buckeye area.
About 25% of the building was on fire, with damage estimated at $105,000.
The home is a Victor Treatment Center, a group that provides residential-based services to youth.
Management told fire officials that three juveniles started the fire in an activity room and ran away. It took firefighters about 20-minutes to contain the flames.
Redding Police contacted the kids who may have started the fire, they were located a short distance away.
The cause remains under investigation.