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Three teens arrested after starting fire that damaged 13 homes

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(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Three teens are now behind bars facing arson charges after they allegedly started a fire that destroyed 13 homes.

The fire took place in the Gibson Flats community in Montana on December 1st.

Investigators found video evidence from one of the properties that two fire had taken place, and that they were both intentionally started.

Authorities were eventually able to identify the suspects as  Galvinn Munson, Jevin McLean, and Brandon Bennett Jr.

Officials say the teens were said to have started the night smoking weed and shooting fireworks at each other inside of a car before things escaladed.

Authorities say Munson was identified as the person who intentionally set both of the fires while McLean and Bennett Jr. watched.

Munson was arrested on 13 counts of criminal endangerment and two counts of arson. Both McLean and Bennett Jr. were arrested for arson with accountability.