Police said that on June 22, the teen was living at the Chrysalis Group Home, 6278 S. Hurstbourne Circle (3340 West), when he sprayed deodorant on clothing and set it on fire, according to charging documents.
A staff member heard crackling noises coming from the bedroom area and found a fire burning on or near a dresser next to the bed.
The teen refused to leave, so the staff member evacuated the other residents.
A few minutes later the teen came out on his own and hid under the backyard deck until police were able to get him out.
The teen told investigators that he didn't want to hurt anyone other than himself, charging documents say. He was treated for smoke inhalation and released. No one else was injured.
Six people living at the home were displaced by the blaze, which caused about $135,000 in damage.