HUNTINGTOWN, Md. (WUSA9) -- Two teenage boys have been charged in a fire that destroyed a building on the estate of late author Tom Clancy in Calvert County, Md.
According to a press release from The Office of the State Fire Marshal, the 12- and 14-year-old boys confessed to igniting combustibles in the living room of a two-story, wood building on August 22. A passerby saw the fire and called 911 at approximately 5 p.m.
Most of the building was lost in the fire, leaving approximately $149,000 worth of damage, say fire officials.
No one was hurt in the fire.
The boys have been charged with second-degree arson and released to the custody of their parents.
Clancy, who wrote "The Hunt for Red October," "Clear and Present Danger" and "Patriot Games," died in 2013 at age 66.