A fire, which displaced three families in Chester Township, Delaware County was allegedly set by an 11-year-old boy.
The boy was charged Tuesday in the arson, according to the Philadelphia Daily News. He is also the suspect in two local burglaries.
The boy and a friend, who may also be charged, wanted to burn something with a lighter for fun on Monday, police told the newspaper.
They set paper ablaze behind a shed on Rainer Road in the Toby Farms section, police said. The high winds pushed the fire to nearby rowhouses.
The motive is unknown at this time and some residents told the Daily News they blame this behavior on bad parenting.
The boy is currently being held at the county’s juvenile-detention center.