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Child Playing With Lighter Sparked Mattoon House Fire



(Mattoon, IL) -- Fire investigators in Mattoon say the cause of Tuesday’s devastating house fire stemmed from a young child playing with a lighter. The blaze roared through a home in the 600-block of Edgar Avenue. Four adults and two kids did manage to escape serious injury. One adult had to be rescued from the roof. It’s the second time this year a Mattoon residence was set ablaze by a youngster playing with smoking materials. Officials are reminding adults to keep lighters and matches out of the reach of children.


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