Child playing with lighter starts a fire in Durham a day after fatal Johnston County blaze, firefighters say

  • Source: Raleigh News & Observer
  • Published: 06/12/2018 05:48 AM

A child playing with a lighter set a blanket on fire in an apartment in Durham, North Carolina, on Monday, a day after a fire in Johnston County killed a man and his 2-year-old son, who was playing with a lighter, Durham fire officials said. The Durham fire, which happened shortly after 3 p.m. in the apartment at 111 N. Elizabeth St., was put out by a sprinkler system, but water damaged the whole apartment, Deputy Chief Chris Iannuzzi said. The child's age was not immediately available. Firefighters called the American Red Cross to help a woman and two children find somewhere else to stay, Iannuzzi said.


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