RIDGELY, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Maryland say two teens lit a port-a-potty on fire and caused other damage to the neighborhood.

Citing a Maryland State Fire Marshal release, WBOC-TV reports that a 15-year-old and 16-year-old are charged with arson in connection with the destruction of the portable, plastic commode Wednesday.

The release says a neighbor saw the fire, but it had been extinguished before Ridgely firefighters arrived. Investigators determined that the fire had intentionally been set.

Ridgely police had investigated a series of vandalism and property destruction incidents this week, and identified the teens as responsible for the port-a-potty fire and the other damages. They're also charged with malicious burning and malicious destruction of property, and additional counts are pending.

Both were released into their parents' custody.

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Information from: WBOC-TV, http://www.wboc.com/