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Child plays with lighter, sparks fire that displaces Troy family of 6

Published: Saturday, December 30, 2017 @ 1:17 PM
Updated: Saturday, December 30, 2017 @ 2:20 PM
By: Breaking News Staff

UPDATE @ 2:20 p.m.

A house fire that displaced a family of six late this morning on West Race Street was sparked by a child playing with a lighter, Troy fire officials said.

The fire was quickly put out.

FIRST REPORT

A family of six was displaced by a fire late this morning that broke out at a two-story house in Troy.

Crews were called around 11:15 a.m. to the home in the 1200 block of West Race Street. The fire was quickly extinguished.

There was a report of a burn injury, but crews described the injury as minor and said it did not require treatment.

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The Northern Miami Valley chapter of the American Red Cross was called to assist the four adults and two children displaced by the fire.

The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

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