Norwich police have arrested an 8-year-old girl, charging her with arson and accusing her of setting a fire that severely damaged a three-family home.

The fire on April 30 severely damaged the home on Central Avenue and left 14 people, including seven children, homeless.

The girl is charged with third-degree arson. Police say she lived in the home that burned.

Police say the girl's role in the fire amounted to a "reckless action," but they are not releasing any other information.

Third-degree arson is a felony and involves intentionally starting a fire.