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Child playing with lighter sets fire to Westwood apartment

WESTWOOD, OH (FOX19) -

Authorities say a child playing with a lighter set fire to an apartment in Westwood around 5:45 p.m. Wednesday.

The fire was located in a bedroom on the second floor of the apartment building in the 3400 block of McHenry Ave.

Crews evacuated all occupants of the building and had the fire under control within 10 minutes. No occupants or firefighters reported any injuries. A family, including one adult and three children, were displaced due to the damage and are staying with family.

The total damage is estimated at $8,000.

The Cincinnati Fire Department would like to stress the importance of keeping lights and matches out of the reach of children.

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