The Great Trail Fire District was dispatched on April 18, at 8:13 p.m. to a reported house fire by someone driving-by on Avalon Road near King Road.
Units arrived in the area within eight minutes of the call and found nothing. As several units looked along Avalon Road, a small amount of smoke was seen coming from a house with an individual in the back yard.
Firefighters investigated and extinguished a fire in the structure.
Damaged was limited to the bedroom since the door to the bedroom was closed. Five dogs were rescued from the home. After investigation, a juvenile confessed to arson and setting the fire.
The individual was in custody of the Carroll County Sheriff. Units cleared the scene approximately one hour after the call.