Police arrested two boys Sunday afternoon after starting a fire at a Sioux Falls church.

The 11-year-old boys set off fireworks in a dumpster next to the Word of Life Pentecostal Church at 3513 N. 10th Avenue, which is just south of Benson Road. The resulting fire caused approximately $5,000 in damages.

Officer Sam Clemens says people in the area were very helpful in determining what happened.

"Somebody saw some younger kids. Officers ended up finding some (kids) that fit those descriptions. The officers talked to them and figured out what happened."

The boys will face reckless burning charges and were released to parents later that day.


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