Apartment fire in Durant may have been started by child

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

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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  • by FIre Starter on Jun 28, 2007 at 06:50 PM
    Tis True......
  • by Anonymous on Jun 28, 2007 at 06:19 AM
    Where were the parents while this child was playing with a lighter. Parents need to watch their children better.
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