- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 25, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Columbus fire officials say three fires started by children have resulted in five fatalities in the city so far this year.

Most recently, a 2-year-old girl died Friday from injuries suffered in a house fire the previous day. Officials say the fire was started by an older sibling who admitted lighting paper on his bed in the same bedroom.

Three other children and the girl’s great-uncle were able to escape the burning house.

On Jan. 21, two children died when one of them started a fire by lighting paper on his bed. Three days earlier, two adults died as a result of a blaze started by children playing with legal fireworks at their home.

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