Boy Playing With Lighter Causes Md. House Fire

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Fire officials say a 6-year-old boy playing with a lighter caused a house fire that sent his
grandparents to the hospital.  

Helen and Richard Stull were taken to Meritus Medical Center after Wednesday morning’s fire. 

State Fire Marshal Deputy Chief Jason Mowbray says the boy was not injured. 

Authorities say when firefighters arrived, an upstairs bedroom was engulfed in flames, which were shooting into the hallway. The blaze was brought under control in about 15 minutes. 

Damage was estimated at $50,000. 

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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