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Old 10-31-2007, 01:09 AM
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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SANTA CLARITA, Calif. - A boy playing with matches started a fire in north Los Angeles County that consumed more than 38,000 acres and destroyed 21 homes last week, authorities said Tuesday.

LA fire started by boy with matches - Yahoo! News (broken link)
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Old 10-31-2007, 04:36 AM
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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such a shame. dumb kid.
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Old 10-31-2007, 04:51 AM
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It happens. Years ago when I was 15, I was babysitting for a family for the first time. The daughter who was 3 was in bed and as the father left, he told the 7year old to go to bed.
So after about 20 mins, the boy ran into where I was watching tv. He told me there was a fire. Well, ok, they lived in the country and I thought it was a farmer lighting a fire as they do often on a summers night in Ireland.

Nope ; it was under the parents bed and way to big to put it out. So I call 999, get the kids out and watch.

Luckily it only wrecked the parents room and was water damage in the rest of the house.

But it thought the child a lesson. I tell my own kids that lesson now.And it frightened the life out of me for weeks after

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