- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

LEWES, Del. (AP) - The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s office says a child playing with a cigarette lighter caused a house fire that killed two pets.

The fire in Lewes was reported about 11:50 a.m. Tuesday. Officials say the residents escaped to safety before being alerted by smoke detectors. There were no injuries to firefighters or civilians.

Damage was estimated at $8,500.

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