BERLIN (Reuters) - A 12-year-old boy accidentally burned down a poolhouse and a summer pavilion with a flaming paper airplane, causing more than $40,000 in damage, police in southern Germany said on Thursday.
The airplane ignited a hedge next to the swimming pool building and summer house in the Bavarian town of Oberasbach on Tuesday.
By the time the fire services put out the blaze, both buildings were gutted and two garages slightly charred.
"The boy wasn't looking to start a fire," said police spokesman Dieter Eilert. "He just wanted to light his plane."
"When you come to a fork in the road, take it."