Child playing with lighter starts fire in Clovis

July 30, 2013 3:43:57 PM PDT
A fire damaged 13 units at the Scottsmen Apartments on Willow and Gettysburg avenues Tuesday afternoon.

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Firefighters say the fire was reported about 2:40 p.m. A preliminary estimate put the damage at about $1 million.

Officials say a child with a lighter started the fire, and the child's delay in reporting the fire contributed to the spread of the blaze.

According to fire officials, about 15 to 30 people were displaced by the fire.


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