Child Playing With A Lighter Causes Apartment Fire In Williamsport


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The sprinkler system put out the flames.




Williamsport, Md (KM) A five-year-old playing with a lighter caused an apartment fire in Williamsport on Wednesday afternoon.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office says fire fighters were dispatched to  11339 CiCi Way just after 5:30 PM. . When they arrived, they found the fire had been contained and was extinguished by the sprinkler system. No one was hurt.

Damage is estimated at $1,000 to the structure, and $2,000 to the contents. .

Investigators says the fire started when the child playing with a lighter in a closet ignited some clothes on the floor. The heat from the fire activated the sprinkler head in child’s bedroom.

The Fire Marshal’s Office says 30 fire fighters responded to this fire call.


By Kevin McManus