HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A 12-year-old boy has been charged with arson after a fire ripped through a garage at a Long Island home Friday evening.
According to authorities, the boy was playing with a plumber’s torch in the backyard of an acquaintance’s home on Union Place in Hempstead when he set a detached garage on fire, WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported.READ MORE: Long Island Pays Tribute To Health Care Heroes And Lives Lost As Pandemic Reaches 1-Year Mark
The garage was fully engulfed in flames when authorities arrived, officials said.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine: CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez Has What You Need To Know About The Johnson & Johnson Shot
The child, whose name is being withheld due to his age, was arrested and charged with arson 4th Degree as a juvenile.MORE NEWS: Who Is Cuomo's Possible Successor, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul?
No injuries were reported.