Boy With Lighter Starts Fire in Cherokee Co. Home

10:48 AM, May 24, 2013   |    comments
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CANTON, Ga. (AP) - Fire department officials say a 5-year-old boy playing with a lighter started a fire in his grandmother's Cherokee County home.

Cherokee County fire department spokesman Tim Cavender tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that firefighters were called to the home in Canton just after 2 p.m. Thursday. They found heavy smoke coming from the two-story home.

Cavender says investigators determined the fire started in a bedroom and the boy admitted he'd been playing with a cigarette lighter in there.

Cavender says part of the house was damaged by smoke, fire and water, but firefighters prevented major damage. No injuries were reported.

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