Youth, 12, faces arson charge after Thunder Bay house fire

Thunder Bay Police have charged a 12 year-old boy with arson, after a house fire last week.
Thunder Bay firefighters battled a fire at a home on Onion Lake Road on April 1. (Gord Ellis/CBC)

Thunder Bay Police have charged a 12 year-old boy with arson, after a house fire last week.

A 12-year-old boy faces an arson charge after a house fire on Onion Lake Road April 1. (Gord Ellis/CBC)

A house in the 500 block of Onion Lake Road was heavily damaged in the fire, which happened on April 1. Nobody was injured in the blaze.

Police said the boy was in foster care at the home at the time of the incident, but is now in the care of a child care agency.

He is scheduled for a court appearance today.