Hempstead, NY - April 16, 2016 - Arson/Bomb Squad detectives report the details of a fire that occurred in Hempstead on Friday, 04/15/16 at 5:00 P.M.
According to detectives, a 12-year-old boy was playing with a plumber’s torch in a rear yard on Union Place and set a detached garage on fire. Hempstead Fire Department responded to the scene and extinguished the fully engulfed garage.
No injuries were reported.
The 12-year-old is being charged with Arson 4th Degree as a juvenile.