Hamilton FD: Child playing with lighter likely caused fire

HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - Officials believe that a child playing with a lighter likely caused a Hamilton, Ohio structure fire on Thursday afternoon.

Crews received reports of the fire around 12:30 p.m. Monday in the 1200 block of Long Street. Firefighters arriving on the scene reported smoke coming from the front of the structure.

Authorities say that a mother and her three children were able to escape the residence after noticing smoke inside of the structure.

Officials believe that a child playing with a lighter started the blaze. Damage has been estimated at $15,000.

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