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Asst. fire chief: Child playing with lighter causes Cape Girardeau duplex fire

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(Source: Multimedia Journalist Todd Tumminia) (Source: Multimedia Journalist Todd Tumminia)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

Cape Girardeau fire crews responded to a fire call at a small apartment duplex in Cape Girardeau on Sunday night.

It happened in the 2700 block of Hawthorne Road shortly before 7 p.m.

Crews say one room was damaged in the minor blaze.

According to Assistant Fire Chief Mark Hashheider, the cause of the fire was a juvenile playing with a lighter. He says the fire originated in a bedroom closet.

Hashheider says an adult was treated for injuries at the scene after using a fire extinguisher.

Crews were able to put out the fire rather quickly.

No charges are pending.

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