INVESTIGATORS: Child Playing With Lighter Started Fire

Investigators say a child playing with a lighter started an apartment fire in Greenville Tuesday afternoon.

Six people were displaced by the fire on Concord Drive around 4:15 p.m.

Battalion Chief Shannon Terry says a child with a lighter started the blaze in an upstairs bedroom. The actual fire was limited to that bedroom, but the rest of the apartment received smoke damage. There were no injuries.

Family members tell WITN that there was a six year old and a one year old in the apartment, along with their grandmother, when the fire started.

Juvenile detectives with the police department are further investigating the fire.


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The Red Cross says it is continuing to work with six people displaced by a fire on Concord Dr. in Greenville. The organizations says two families were affected by the Tuesday afternoon fire. One of the families was inside when the fire started, but all three people escaped without injury.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.



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Greenville firefighters say they are still investigating an apartment fire on Concord Drive from Tuesday afternoon.

The fire happened just after 4 p.m., causing all surrounding roads into the apartment complex to be closed down for a few hours.

While crews say they are still looking into the cause of the fire, witnesses say the fire started inside the apartment and all three family members were able to escape with no injuries.


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