7-year-old playing with lighter causes house fire

WEST PRICE HILL, OH (FOX19) - Authorities say a child playing with a lighter was the cause of a house fire Monday evening in West Price Hill.

It was reported around 8 p.m. in the 1500 block of Beech Avenue. Upon arrival, emergency crews found a small fire burning in a rear bedroom on the second floor of the home.

Firefighters say the blaze was brought under control within minutes, and damage was limited to that bedroom estimated at $2,500.

No injuries were reported.

According to fire officials, the fire was caused by a 7-year-old playing with a lighter. The child will now have to attend the Cincinnati Fire Department's Juvenile Firesetters Program.

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