Boy, 7, sets fire to Fort Lauderdale home while playing with fireworks

Child ordered to complete juvenile fire setter program

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A 7-year-old boy has been referred to a juvenile fire setter program after he accidentally started a fire while playing with fireworks inside his Fort Lauderdale home.

Firefighters said the boy was urged by another child in the home to light a pack of firecrackers inside one of the bedrooms.

The boy lit the firecrackers, threw them under a television stand and ran outside.

The home suffered minor damages and no injuries were reported after the fire.

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