- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Two children are accused of intentionally setting a fire at the Grayling village school.

Alaska State Troopers say the children involved are a 6-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl.

Troopers say they were notified shortly after 7 p.m. Monday that two children set fire to the school. According to troopers, Grayling officials and residents put the fire out almost immediately.

Damages to the school are estimated at less than $20,000 and include an exterior wall, two windows and a steel door, as well as smoke and water damage.

Troopers say they contacted the children who are responsible for setting the blaze.

Criminal charges are being referred juvenile justice officials in Bethel. Troopers say the Office of Children’s Services also is being notified.

Grayling is 350 miles northwest of Anchorage.

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