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Child With Lighter Started New Year's Eve Fire in Somerville

The fire, that displaced four people, caused about $50,000 of damage, according to the Somerville Fire Department.

The Dec. 31 fire at 127 Cross St. was caused by a child playing with a lighter, the fire department said. Credit: Courtesy, Somerville Fire Department
The Dec. 31 fire at 127 Cross St. was caused by a child playing with a lighter, the fire department said. Credit: Courtesy, Somerville Fire Department
A Dec. 31, 2013, fire at 127 Cross St. that displaced four people was started by a child playing with a lighter, according to the Somerville Fire Department.

Deputy Chief Charles Breen, in an email, said most of the damage from the fire was contained to the second-floor bedroom, though smoke and water damage affected the entire two-family duplex.

He said the fire caused about $50,000 worth of damage.

More: Four Displaced in Cross Street Fire Tuesday Morning >>

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