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October 23, 2017

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Child playing with lighter starts apartment fire, officials say

Apartment fire

A child playing with a cigarette lighter ignited an apartment fire that caused an estimated $20,000 in damage, the Clark County Fire Department said.

Firefighters responded to the Villas at Painted Desert apartment complex, near Decatur Boulevard and Sahara Avenue, just after 9 a.m., according to a news release by the Clark County Fire Department.

Only one unit in the complex caught fire and no significant injuries were reported, the department said.

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