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Children playing with matches start Lake Worth apartment fire, displaces 19 residents

Posted at 5:09 PM, Mar 18, 2017
and last updated 2019-03-27 17:12:31-04

LAKE WORTH, Fla. -- Firefighters extinguished a fire at a Lake Worth apartment building on Sunday.

The blaze occurred in the 2000 block of 10th Ave. North on the third floor of the building.

Firefighters with Palm Beach County Fire Rescue (PBCFR) were able to bring the fire under control.

PBCFR says six apartments were affected, displacing 19 residents, including six children.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Investigators have determined that the fire was accidental, caused by children playing with matches.

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