Clayton Fire Girl Held In Juvenile Detention Facility
A Clayton girl remains in the Gloucester County Juvenile Detention Center, accused of trying to burn down the family house – while her parents and siblings were inside of it.
The unidentified 15-year-old is scheduled to make an appearance in Family Court tomorrow, after allegedly using gasoline to set the family home on fire in the middle of the night over the weekend.
Six members of the girl’s family were injured, herself included, and two were transported from Cooper Medical Center in Camden to the Crozer Burn Center in Upland Pennsylvania with internal burns. One juvenile girl sustained a hip injury after she jumped from the second floor of the home to escape the fire.
Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the blaze, confining damage to the second floor of the single-family detached structure in Clayton.
The incident is being investigated by the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office, officers of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the Gloucester County Fire Marshal’s Office, the Clayton Police Department and the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office, which provided an arson detection dog.
So far there is no word from authorities about a possible motive.