Kalispell Teen Arrested in DOT Shed Fire

By Beacon Staff

KALISPELL (AP) – Police have arrested a 17-year-old Kalispell boy in connection with a weekend fire that destroyed a state Department of Transportation storage shed.

The boy, who was not identified, is suspected of arson in the early Saturday blaze that destroyed the shed and damaged a nearby warehouse, authorities said.

The shed contained DOT equipment and supplies valued at $25,000.

The boy is also accused of stealing food from a local restaurant that same day, police said.