HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy has been charged as a juvenile with setting a fire that damaged an historic home in Havre de Grace.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s office says the teenager threw a sparkler that ignited a chair cushion on the front porch of the house early Saturday morning. Two residents of the 127-year-old home were able to escape.

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Authorities say the teenager and two friends placed sparklers on the front porches of several homes, knocked on doors and ran away. No other homes were damaged.

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The boy has been charged as a juvenile with arson, malicious burning and reckless endangerment. His friends have been charged as accessories to the same crimes. All three were released to the custody of their parents.

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