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Firefighters: Tampa house fire caused by children playing with matches

TAMPA — A family of seven was displaced by a fire Monday that authorities say was started by children playing with matches.

According to Tampa Fire Rescue, a girl walked her younger brother to his school bus stop Monday morning, and when she returned, she found her bedroom on fire.

She woke the rest of her family, and everyone got out safely.

Fire Rescue was notified at about 8 a.m., and when they arrived at 1615 Poinsettia Avenue, they quickly contained the blaze to one bedroom.

The American Red cross will assist the family, which includes five children.

An investigation remained under way Monday morning.

Firefighters: Tampa house fire caused by children playing with matches 02/25/13 [Last modified: Monday, February 25, 2013 1:47pm]
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