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Boy Starts Apartment Fire With Lighter

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KENNEWICK, WA - Kennewick Police say a young boy is recovering from a minor burn after starting a fire at his apartment.

Officers say the 4-year-old boy had been using a lighter in his bedroom around 6:15 Tuesday night. 

Police say when his room caught fire, the boy ran outside to tell his father, Christopher Tarr, who called 911. 

Firefighters say they contained the fire to the boy's bedroom, but the rest of the apartment on Canal Drive has smoke damage. 

Police say Tarr and the child are okay, but the boy has a minor burn to his foot.