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Child playing with lighter starts house fire in Clinton

First Published Jul 03 2014 08:45 pm • Last Updated Jul 03 2014 08:45 pm

An 8-year-old boy playing with a lighter started a fire at a Clinton home Thursday, officials said.

A call about the blaze came in at 2:18 p.m., and firefighters arrived within four minutes, Clinton Deputy Fire Chief Justin Benavides said. Smoke was coming from the basement, he added, and heavy flames from the back of the house.

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Firefighters and officers from other agencies, including Sunset and the Davis County Sheriff’s Office, also responded.

The fire caused an estimated $70,000 to $75,000 in damage, mostly in the basement and lower level of the house. There were no injuries.

The American Red Cross is assisting the family, Benavides said.

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