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Updated Apr 22, 2013 - 2:05 pm

Fatal Phoenix fire may have been started by child

PHOENIX — Authorities say a fatal fire at a Phoenix home may have been
started by a 10-year-old playing with a lighter.

Phoenix Fire Department officials responded to a fire at a home about 9:30 p.m.
Sunday.

They said five adults and five children ages 2 to 11 escaped the blaze, but one
man died when the fire consumed a bedroom.

His name hasn’t been released yet.

Fire officials said a child admitted to playing with a lighter prior to the fire
starting.

They said the child will be required to take a fire prevention education
program.

The investigation has been turned over to Phoenix police.

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