WISCASSET — Two juveniles have been charged with arson and burglary in connection with a Sunday fire that destroyed a vacant pizza shop on Route 1 in Wiscasset.

The State Fire Marshall’s Office conducted an investigation and determined that the fire at Tony’s Pizzeria had been set.

Lt. Michael Murphy of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department said the investigation led police to a 13-year-old boy from Wiscasset and a 15-year-old boy from Woolwich. Firefighters who responded to the fire – the pizza shop closed about two years ago – reported seeing two boys running from the area.

During an interview – their parents were present – the boys admitted to setting the fire, Murphy said.

The fire destroyed the building, which is now in the process of being torn down by its owners.

The juveniles have been released into the custody of their parents, pending their appearance in juvenile court.