- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say a child caused a blaze that destroyed an apartment complex in Bessemer.

Battalion Chief Michael Brannon tells WVTM-TV (https://bit.ly/1TM1hGN ) a child admitted to using a lighter that set bedding and clothing on fire at the General Clay Apartments Sunday evening.

Brannon says the fire started in an upper level apartment. Officials say the blaze tore through the attic and spread to the rest of the building with the help of strong wind.

Officials have said four people were hospitalized after the fire.

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Information from: WVTM-TV, https://www.nbc13.com/index.html

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