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Child ignites gasoline, causes 2 vehicle fires

Investigators: Child playing in driveway before setting gasoline on fire with lighter

JANESVILLE, Wis. - Two vehicles were damaged after a child lit some gasoline with a lighter causing the two vehicles to catch fire Wednesday afternoon, according to a release.

The Janesville Fire Department responded to 4116 Eastridge Drive around 1:30 p.m. for reports of a vehicle that was on fire, officials said. On the way to the address, crews were notified of another vehicle that was on fire.

Crews extinguished a GMC Sierra that was full engulfed in fire in the middle of the road, according to the release. Then crews extinguished a Nissan Versa that was on fire in the driveway.

Investigators said a child that was playing in the driveway when the fire started admitted to lighting some gasoline with a lighter.


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