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Fight at mobile home community leads to woman's trailer being set on fire

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A fight amongst kids got out of control in the Town of Fallsburg. One person was shot with a BB gun, and a woman's mobile home was set on fire. YNN's Eva McKend has more on the case and the bizarre chain of events.

LOCH SHELDRAKE, N.Y. -- "It was right after everybody got off from school. There was a fight with the mom and the son about another kid," said Patrick Burger.

"I heard a rumble. I was laying on my couch. I come out and all I see is fire trucks and cops everywhere," said Mary Padgett.

It started as a standard fight between kids at a school bus stop in front of Foxcroft Village, but police said where it went was more violent than anyone could have expected.

They are trying to figure out how the fight ended with a woman's mobile home being lit on fire.

"A resident that resides there was struck in the neck with a BB from a BB gun from a resident in Foxcroft. Shortly after that, we did have a residence catch fire," said Fallsburg Detective Travis Hartman.

It is a series of violent events that police are blaming in part, on the youth.

"We believe that all of these incidents kind of have a little bit to do with each other and we are doing what we can to find out who caused all of these events to happen and make an arrest on it," said Hartman.

Residents at Foxcroft said this is not the only alarming incident in recent weeks. They are gravely concerned about their quality of life.

"I mean you are suppose to feel safe in your home. You are not suppose to have to worry if your home is going to be robbed of if you are going to get shot or if your house is going to catch on fire. I mean I know it's everybody's worry but for us to worry this much, it's bad," said Padgett.

Tri Valley Central School District was on alert Friday when police went to question several students believed to be involved.

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