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Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 12:15 am | Updated: 10:38 am, Fri Nov 16, 2012.

Law enforcement provided descriptions on Monday of two individuals thought to be connected to Sunday's fire that destroyed a duplex under construction on Nettleton Gulch Road.

Police are searching for two caucasian, teenage boys, according to Glenn Lauper, deputy fire chief at the Coeur d'Alene Fire Department.

The older is around 16, tall and sporting a faux hawk. He was seen on Sunday wearing a black shirt.

The younger boy is thought to be about 14, short, and also with his hair in a faux hawk. He was wearing a blue shirt on Sunday.

The boys are considered persons of interest by the police, Lauper said.

Lauper confirmed that Sunday's fire was caused by arson, though he couldn't reveal more details.

A $5,000 reward is being offered to anyone with more information about the boys and their location. The reward will be provided by the Idaho State Fire Marshal.

Tips can be provided to 1-877-752-7766. Folks can call the Coeur d'Alene tip line at 769-2296.

Lauper said a canine would be working the fire scene today.

Sunday evening's fire also damaged three neighboring homes.

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  • Joseph Jr posted at 9:44 am on Tue, Jul 31, 2012.

    Joseph Jr Posts: 512

    Ihope LE are looking at all angles.

    I read an article one time, where a contractor or subcontractor burned down a structure because it was insured. Just sayin'... Seems there's been quite a few SUSPICIOUS fires over the past few years. Course, not much follow up on those in the press.

    Assuming the contractor is not involved, I do hope he spent the extra funds to insure the structure while under construction.

    If this is arson, then the person(s) need to be stopped for obvious reasons.

    If the guilty are children or teens, may God help their parents with this.

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