6-year-old playing with matches starts Yakima fire

  • Wed Mar 14th, 2012 3:12pm
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Associated Press

YAKIMA — Fire authorities say a 6-year-old playing with matches started a fire that caused $40,000 damage to an Yakima 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.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports a resident who tried to extinguish the fire was treated for smoke inhalation.