Child playing with matches considered cause of Beloit fire

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Stan Stricker
December 8, 2010

A Beloit woman can thank a smoke detector for preventing even more damage during a fire Wednesday morning in a rental unit on Beloit's west side.

Fire Inspector Keith Lynn says the woman and four-year-old escaped the blaze in the 1200 block of Cleveland Street shortly after 9:00 a.m. Firefighters arrived to smoke, and found the blaze originated from a bed in the basement.

Lynn says the cause is likely a child playing with matches.

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