Fire officials: child playing with lighter sparked house fire - WSFX - FOX Wilmington, NC

Fire officials: child playing with lighter sparked house fire

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Wilmington fire officials responded to a house fire in the 1110 block of James Alley Friday afternoon, according to a spokesperson for the Wilmington Fire Department.

Officials say a juvenile playing with a lighter caused the fire.

Flames were visible when fire fighters arrived on the scene, and the fire was contained to a bedroom of origin, despite smoke spreading throughout the home.

No injuries were reported.

Damages are estimated to be $10,000 to the structure and $2,500 to contents.

The American Red Cross is currently helping the family.

The call came in at around 3:28 p.m. Fire officials responded to the scene about three minutes later, and all units were cleared around 5 p.m.

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