Apartment fire in Durant may have been started by child

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DURANT, Okla. -- A fire that destroyed a Durant apartment may have been started by a child.

Fire Chief Steve Dow says three people were inside the apartment at the University Avenue Apartments when the fire broke out.

No one was injured.

Dow says it may have started when a young child was playing with a lighter.

He says crews responded in a minute and a half.

The department’s fast response time probably saved the rest of the building.

Dow says this is the second accidental fire in a month, and he wants to stress family fire prevention.

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