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Child's play blamed in destructive Queens fire

April 16, 2010 4:53:06 PM PDT
Investigators say a child sparked a fire that destroyed two homes in Queens.

The fire happened around 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday on 86th Street in Ozone Park and spread next door.

Witness told firefighters that they saw an 11-year-old boy playing with fire behind the houses.

It's not yet clear if he lived in one of the homes.

No word on whether he'll face charges.

A firefighter and one other person suffered minor injuries.

More than a dozen people were left homeless.


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