Police: Boys playing with lighter start corn field fire

Two boys, ages 9 and 10, told police they played with a lighter and lit a corn field on fire in Johnson County.

Between a half acre and an acre of corn burned at about 3:15 p.m. Sunday at a property near the Needham fire station in the 3800 block of N. County Road 700E. The boys told police they had lit a leaf on a corn stalk on fire, then tried to put out the flames, but it got out of control, according to a police report.

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