Four juveniles were charged Monday with setting a July 15 fire that destroyed most of the Frontier Village structure in Pulaski.
Pulaski Fire Marshal Todd Garwood declined to release the names and ages of the youth, but said all four are charged with unlawfully and feloniously conspiring to maliciously burn a building.
Two of the juveniles also are charged with unlawfully and intentionally destroying private property by setting fire to a Southwest Times paper box outside Hensel Eckman YMCA around 4 a.m. July 9.
The fire at Frontier Village, beside the railroad tracks at the corner of Randolph Avenue and Commerce Street, shut down rail service through town for several hours. More than two-dozen firefighters from five county fire departments and six medics from REMSI responded to the fire.
Pulaski Fire Department Chief Bill Webb said the all-wood structure, which was intended to be a replica frontier town, was “heavily involved” in fire when the first units arrived on the scene shortly after receiving the 5:02 p.m. call. The last units left the scene at 10:04 p.m.