Four-year-old boy starts house fire

March 17, 2009 3:56:40 AM PDT
A family's home in southeast Houston was damaged in a fire started by a four-year-old with a lighter. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

It happened at a home on Keystone near Martin Luther King. Firefighters say the boy's mother put her son in a back bedroom as punishment yesterday. They say the little boy later found a cigarette lighter, and set some bedding on fire.

Everyone inside the house got out safely, but the fire caused heavy damage to the home.

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