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      Boy playing with lighter starts Quincy house fire

      A 12-year-old boy called 911 Friday morning to report a fire he started and could not extinguish.

      The boy admitted to Quincy Fire Department investigators that he had been playing with a lighter on the couch at 828 1/2 North 4th Street.

      He tried to put out the fire with a water bottle nearby, but when the fire escalated, he grabbed the phone to call for help. The call came in at 2:37 a.m.

      QFD says the living room was destroyed and the rest of the house sustained heavy smoke and water damage.

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