LONGMONT, Colo. (CBS4)– Three 11-year-old boys are facing charges for allegedly setting a fire in Longmont over the weekend.

The fire burned 1½ acres near McIntosh Lake in Longmont on Sunday.

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(credit: Longmont Fire)

Witnesses told police they saw the boys setting cattails on fire near the parking area.

The boys face charges of fourth-degree arson and may be sent to the juvenile fire setter program.

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(credit: Longmont Fire)

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