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Investigators believe house fire caused by juvenile playing with lighter

Published on January 22, 2016 under RRnews

At 3:34 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, Round Rock Fire Department units received a report of a structure fire at 1302 Westcott Drive.

The first units arrived at 3:42 p.m. to find smoke coming from the back of the home. The fire was extinguished around 3:46 p.m. A portion of Provident Lane was closed temporarily as crews worked the scene.

The origin of the fire is believed to be a juvenile playing with a lighter.

There were no firefighter or civilian injuries during the incident.

Damage is estimated at $75,000 for home and contents.

After salvage and overhaul and a final check for hot spots, the last Fire Department units cleared the scene at 5:42 p.m.

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Source: City of Round Rock

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