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Child playing with lighter causes fire

Saturday - 9/15/2012, 12:34am  ET

PASADENA, Md. - Anne Arundel County fire officials say a child playing with a lighter caused a house fire in Pasadena.

The blaze was reported about 10 a.m. Thursday on Kings Road. Firefighters arrived to find smoke coming from the second floor of a duplex. The fire in the second-floor bedroom was contained to the room and extinguished. There were no injuries.

The Capital of Annapolis ( http://bit.ly/Smn3O6) reports that seven people were displaced because of the fire, which caused an estimated $20,000 in damage.

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Information from: The Capital of Annapolis, Md., http://capitalgazette.com


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