Ten-Year-Old Charged with Arson in Maryland Garage Fire Causing $14K in Damage

July 14, 2020

A 10-year-old boy faces arson charges after a garage fire near Union Mills Thursday, the Office of the State Fire Marshal said.

Firefighters responded to the garage fire in the 3500 block of Littlestown Pike in Westminster at about 5:10 p.m. Thursday, the Carroll County Times reported, citing a news release.

Deputy state fire marshals determined the fire was set intentionally and, during the investigation, identified the 10-year-old boy as being responsible. The news release said the boy was released to his guardian and will be referred to the Department of Juvenile Services.

The fire caused approximately $14,000 in damage to the one-story, detached garage, according to the release.

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