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House Fire Blamed on Child Playing with a Lighter

House Fire Blamed on Child Playing with a Lighter

TAMPA, Fla. (970 WFLA/AP)- Tampa fire officials say a child playing with a lighter accidently set the family's Tampa home on fire.

More than two dozen firefighters arrived at the blaze Friday night and spent about twenty minutes putting out the flames.

Tampa Fire Marshal Investigator Chris Stone interviewed the family and says the mother was in the shower while one of her three young children got hold of a lighter. When she got out of the shower, she saw flames and quickly evacuated the three children. No one was injured, but officials said the home was seriously damaged.

The Red Cross is helping the family find shelter.

 

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