A 12-year-old boy was charged with arson after he set a detached garage on fire in Hempstead using a plumber’s torch, Nassau County police said.

The boy, whose name was not released because of his age, has been charged with fourth-degree arson as a juvenile by arson-bomb squad detectives in the blaze that started about 5 p.m. Friday inside a rear yard on Union Place, police said in news release.

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The Hempstead Fire Department responded to the scene and put out the flames on the “fully engulfed garage,” the release states.

No injuries were reported.

A police spokeswoman said the boy did not live at the location, but did not release any other details about where the boy lives or how he obtained the torch.