A 12-year-old Secaucus boy was charged after setting a fire in his own family’s apartment, according to police.
The boy suffered minor burns on June 26 after he set fire to the bathroom in the apartment in the new residential complex The Harper at 120 Park Plaza Drive near Walmart and Sam’s Club. Firefighters arrived on the scene but the building’s sprinkler system had already put out the flames.
The boy was charged the following week with arson and causing or risking widespread injury or damage. The apartment as well as three units on the floor below suffered water damage.