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Update: Children with matches start house on fire

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A Detroit Lakes family lost their rented home to fire Monday due to preschool children playing with matches.

The fire started in a bedroom and spread to the rest of the house on the 1100 block of Wilson Avenue, according to Detroit Lakes Assistant Fire Chief Scott Flynn.


"It started with preschool kids playing with matches. They lit a bedroom on fire and it continued on to the rest of the house," he said.

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