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Four-year-old sets home on fire

MONTICELLO, Ind.– Monticello firefighters said a four-year-old child who was playing with a lighter started a fire which made his family homeless Tuesday afternoon.


Investigators said the boy was playing with a lighter downstairs and caught a blanket on fire while a teenaged sister was upstairs. Both were able to safely make it out themselves and call 911.


Firefighters said flame and smoke damage has displaced the eight-member household, though two other single apartments in the building were not damaged in the fire.


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