Officials: Mount Vernon blaze likely started by child

Mount Vernon fire officials responded to a blaze Wednesday they say was most likely inadvertently set by a 5-year-old boy playing with matches. Officials say the fire was quickly extinguished at about

News 12 Staff

Feb 19, 2009, 12:00 AM

Updated 5,577 days ago

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Officials: Mount Vernon blaze likely started by child
Mount Vernon fire officials responded to a blaze Wednesday they say was most likely inadvertently set by a 5-year-old boy playing with matches.
Officials say the fire was quickly extinguished at about 2 p.m. after it ripped through the second floor of 419 S. Tenth Ave.
The boy, who was being watched by his babysitter, alerted a neighbor about the fire, officials say. All six people who were inside the house escaped without injury.


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