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13-year-old charged in Goose Creek arson

Feb 21, 2011 2:31:00 PM - thestate.com
Police have charged a 13-year-old boy in connection with a fire that caused nearly $5,000 worth of damage to a home in Goose Creek.

WCSC-TV reports that Goose Creek police charged the boy with third-degree arson for the Friday house fire.

Authorities say the boy was playing at the back of the house with other boys and took out a lighter and set the grass on fire.

Detectives say the other boys didn't know the teen was going to start the fire. Police say they fled the scene when they realized they couldn't put the fire out.

The boy was charged and released to his father. No injuries were reported.

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