12-year-old torches garage on Long Island

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a 12-year-old boy used a plumber's torch to set fire to a detached garage on Long Island.

The Hempstead Fire Department responded to the blaze at 5 p.m. Friday in Hempstead and succeeded in putting out the fire.

No injuries were reported.

Nassau County police say the 12-year-old has been charged as a juvenile with fourth-degree arson. His name was not released because of his age.

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