PELLA — Police have charged two juveniles for setting a fire to the Pella Dollar General store Monday.

The fire, reported at 2:01 p.m. Monday, caused extensive damage to the store and its inventory. No injuries were reported, according to a press release from the Pella Police Department.

Using surveillance video and witness statements, investigators said they were able to a 12-year-old and a 13-year-old, both from Pella.

They've been charged with first-degree arson, a class B felony, and have been referred to Juvenile Court Services and were transported to juvenile detention, the department said. Neither juvenile was named.

Kyle Ocker is the editor of the Oskaloosa Herald and the Ottumwa Courier. He can be reached at kocker@oskyherald.com. Follow him on Twitter @Kyle_Ocker.

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Kyle Ocker is a Centerville native and award-winning multimedia journalist. Kyle is currently the president of the Iowa Freedom of Information Council and vice president of the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association.

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