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Juvenile arrested in connection with Hicksville church fire

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Published: Jan. 16, 2020 at 7:24 AM EST
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UPDATE: A juvenile suspect was taken into custody Wednesday in connection with a fire at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Hicksville.

According to the Hicksville Police Department, charges of aggravated arson are expected to be filed against the juvenile when they appear in Defiance County Juvenile Court at a later date.

In addition to the Hicksville Police Department, the Ohio State Fire Marshals Office is assisting in the ongoing investigation.

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Two Defiance County fire departments responded to a fire at a Hicksville church on Wednesday evening.

At approximately 6:36 p.m., crews from the Hicksville and Sherwood fire departments responded to a report of flames showing at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Hicksville.

The departments had the fire under control within 30 minutes, according to a press release from the Hicksville Police Department.

Two juveniles were treated for possible smoke inhalation at the scene and released.

The fire remains under investigation.

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