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Child plays with lighter, causes house fire


Cedar Rapids Firefighters suspect a child intentionally set a fire while playing with a lighter at a home at 231 32nd Street NE Sunday night.

Neighbors were the first responders and attempted to contain the fire with a garden hose and fire extinguisher.  Firefighters found thick black smoke coming from a second story window.

Crews put out the fire which was contained to the second floor bathroom and hallway shortly after their arrival.  However there was smoke and water damage throughout the house.

No one was hurt.

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