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

Onion Lake Road fire

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.