Some kids are just so darned stupid, I can't imagine what goes through their heads, "yeah" lets light it up! So dumb, they don't think about getting caught, they did, they don't think about the danger to themselves, not to mention all the risk, danger etc., to every single person involved with fighting one of the most difficult fires to put out, firefighters, support people, all the smoke, heat, and just given the weather increasing the risks involved. Then no consideration to the owner whom they could easily financially ruin with some idiotic vandalism.
One thing that stood out at that age is that any kind of fire was clearly unacceptable in or even near any kind of barn. You really want to meet the parents of these kids, apple don't fall far from the tree.
Ironically, there are good ones out there, I caught a couple on dirtbikes last weekend, 14 years old, spoke with them for awhile, was not what you would think, both had jobs, paid for these bikes themselves, smart, knew to stay out of crops, don't wreck fences or just respectful, thanked me for not going off on them, in short I was impressed and told them to compliment their parents, one was a young hunter, got his first deer already, knew how to skin and cut it up, mowed lawns for summer work, said they might be able to get out to ride 1 or 2 times a month, so I took their numbers, confirmed they were good, gave em the stern warning and rules, but said if you send me a text, letting me know when you'll want to come through, it will be fine, only have one other guy who is my age, he does the same. They live in a small and old subdivision over the hill along the power lines, so knowing they don't have much, seemed like it would be fine, though they know, they could be asked to leave and angle iron tire spikes would be put out if they cross me LOL as well as no high speeding or stupid things, still probably a liability but thats how it is. Both these kids had good attitudes, should succeed in life, sometimes you can just tell, then you get ones that do the above, guess it takes all types.