HICKSVILLE - Nassau County police say an 11-year-old boy is facing arson charges for allegedly setting a fire that left a dozen people homeless in Hicksville.

Police say it happened Saturday afternoon at a home on East John Street. They say the boy, whose name has not been released, used a lighter to set plastic packaging on fire.

He is due to appear in family court later this month. 11-year-old charged in Hicksville fire