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      Fort Madison fire blamed on kids playing with a lighter

      The house at 1903 Avenue O was completely destroyed.

      A fire in Fort Madison late Wednesday afternoon is being blamed on kids playing with a lighter.

      The house at 1903 Avenue O was completely destroyed.

      Houses on both sides of the one that was set on fire were also damaged.

      Fire crews were on the scene for about three and a half hours. No injuries were reported.

      Neighbors say the house that was destroyed in the fire had been vacant for several years.

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