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Officials: Boy started York City house fire that displaced seven

Ron Musselman
York Dispatch
The fire was reported just after 11:30 p.m. Thursday night in the 600 block of East Princess Street in York City.

A 10-year-old boy playing with a lighter started a fire in York City that displaced his family, officials said.

He was among five children and two adults displaced by the blaze that caused $125,000 damage to a house in York City on Thursday night, officials said.

The boy suffered burns and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

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The fire, reported just after 11:30 p.m. Thursday in the 600 block of East Princess Street, was confined to the third floor, but the rest of the property received significant water and smoke damage, the York City Department of Fire/Rescue Services said in a Facebook post.

The American Red Cross assisted the displaced residents.

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