Child Playing With Lighter Causes $15k in Damage to South Windsor Home

Sunday August 19th, 2012

Posted at 9:00pm


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Windsor firefighters responded to the 3600 block of McGuire Street, just off of Howard, in South Windsor around 5:30pm for a report of a closet on fire in a child’s bedroom.

Upon arriving on scene, firefighters found the closet and a small area of the room on fire. Crews were able to put it out with the use of a water extinguisher.

Windsor Police were initially called to the scene to investigate but no suspicious activity was found. A fire investigator determined that the cause of the fire was a child playing with a lighter in the closet.

The house suffered $15,000 in damage.

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