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Child playing with matches started fire in Yakima

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YAKIMA, Wash. - Firefighters say it was a 6-year-old playing with matches who started the fire  at Cornerstone Apartments on 72nd.  The fire caused $40,000 damage to the apartment building and sent a woman to a hospital.

Battalion Chief Abel Castilleja says the child started the fire in bushes Tuesday afternoon and the flames spread up the building wall to the attic.

A resident who tried to extinguish the fire was treated for smoke inhalation. No one was killed.

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