Peoria child hospitalized after basement fire

By WEEK Producer

November 17, 2012 Updated Nov 17, 2012 at 10:45 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- A Peoria child is hospitalized after allegedly causing a basement fire.

Peoria Firefighters responded to a home at 908 East Ravine Street around 6:30 PM Friday night.

Authorities said the fire resulted from the child playing with a cigarette lighter.

No one was severely injured, but the child was taken to Methodist Medical Center for minor smoke inhalation.

Damage to the home is estimated at $10,000 dollars.

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