Investigators: 10 Year Old Intentionally Started House Fire

Fire investigators said a 10-year-old New Middletown girl intentionally set a mattress on fire with a lighter.

The fire started in an upstairs bedroom of the Main Street home.

Investigators say the child admitted to them that she intentionally set her sister’s mattress on fire.

The blaze was contained to the one room by firefighters, but the home has smoke damage throughout. Three people were home, and escaped unharmed.

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