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10-year-old accused of purposely setting garage fire, causing $14k in damage

10-year-old charged with arson
Posted at 10:47 AM, Jul 10, 2020

WESTMINSTER, Md. — A 10-year-old boy has been charged for intentionally setting a garage fire in Westminster Thursday evening.

Fire crews were called just after 5:10 p.m., to the 3500 block of Littlestown Pike.

It took 25 firefighters about ten minutes to contain the flames.

Luckily no one was hurt, but investigators estimate the fire caused $14,000.00 in property damage.

The child now faces 2nd Degree Arson, 1st-degree Malicious Burning, and Malicious Destruction of Property. He's been released to a guardian, and his case will be handed over to the Department of Juvenile Services.

Anyone with information should call the Northeast Regional Office Fire/Arson Tipline at 410-386-3050.