HEMPSTEAD - A 12-year-old boy is facing arson charges for allegedly setting a fire in Hempstead.
Police say the boy was playing with a plumber's torch in a backyard on Union Place Friday night.
The boy set a detached garage on fire, police say. The garage was fully engulfed in flames when fire crews arrived.
The flames were extinguished and no one was injured.
The 12-year-old is being charged with fourth-degree arson as a juvenile. He wasn't identified due to his age.